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ISBN: 9781839732102
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 8
Publication Date: 30/06/2022
Pages: 140
Language: English

Endangered Moral Values

Nigeria’s Search for Love, Truth, Justice and Intimacy


The erosion of moral values on a global scale has left nations vulnerable to greed, power, and violence as the shaping forces of culture. In the absence of an ethical foundation, corruption reverberates through public life, destabilizing countries and undermining human flourishing.

Examining the many challenges facing Nigeria in the twenty-first century, Dr. Sunday Bobai Agang suggests that his homeland is experiencing just such a crisis – one rooted not in religion, economics, or politics but rather an eroding moral foundation. For a nation to thrive, he argues, its people must possess a moral and ethical vision characterized by sincerity and truth, love and unity. Far from representing impractical ideals, these are the virtues upon which a nation’s security and stability depend. Endangered Moral Values offers both a powerful warning of the dangers inherent in ignoring a society’s ethical and moral decay and a passionate invitation for citizens to work together towards a transformed future.

Author Bios

Sunday Bobai Agang

SUNDAY BOBAI AGANG is Associate Professor of Ethics, Theology and Public Policy at ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro, Nigeria. Sunday holds a BA (JETS), MDiv (Palmer Theological Seminary, Phildalphia, Pensylvania), and a PhD (Fuller Seminary, Pasadena). He has published several articles on various theological issues as well being a regular contributor to Christianity Today. An ordained minister with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) as well as a member of the Institute for Global Engagement, he is founder and chair of the International Foundation for Entrepreneurial Education (IFEE) and co-founder and Vice President of Gantys Aid to Widows, Orphans and Needy (GAWON). Sunday Bobai Agang is a just peacemaking advocate.


In this superb book, Dr. Sunday Agang offers a critical scholarly analysis of the current reality facing Nigeria and its citizens, which he then addresses against the backdrop of a set of theological and biblical moral principles. This book is of vital importance for Nigerians, and Africans across the continent, who are labouring for the “Africa God wants.”

Dion A. Forster, PhD
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

In this book you can hear a modern-day Jeremiah pleading with his people, with Nigeria. When the church, the economy and politics are excelling in corruption and tribal nepotism, modern variations of exile are inevitable. Nigeria has the responsibility and potential to set an example and to help their continent to avoid a human and ecological disaster. To do so the church has to rediscover what it means to follow Christ and seek his kingdom.

Jurgens Hendriks, PhD
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

This book is a must-read for Nigerians who hold positions of authority, especially politicians, civil servants and religious leaders. As a theologian and ethicist, it was gratifying to read this pace-setting book by a qualified, visionary and passionate colleague.

Yusufu Turaki, PhD
Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction: Why Another Book on Nigeria?
  3. Section One: Where Are We Now?
    1. Called to Meet the Needs of Africa
    2. Nigeria and Globalization
    3. The Character of Nigeria’s Moral Crisis
    4. The Roots of Nigeria’s Morality
  4. Section Two: A Closer Look at Specific Socio-Cultural Issues
    1. Tribalism
    2. Religion: Christianity and Islam
  5. Section Three: Seeking Solutions
    1. Attempts by Government
    2. Taking a Stand
    3. The Challenges We Face
    4. The Biblical Basis for Moral Values
  6. Section Four: Achieving Morality
    1. The Impact of the Loss of Morality on National Development
    2. Promote Non-Violence
    3. What Else Can We Do?
  7. Conclusion
  8. Bibliography

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