THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SOME SELECTED PENTECOSTAL DENOMINATIONS

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THE LANGUAGE OF CHRISTIAN   RELIGION A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHAND SOME SELECTED PENTECOSTAL DENOMINATION

 

ABSTRACT

This study is an examination of the language of Christian religion with particular reference to the Roman Catholic Church and Pentecostal denominations. Chapter one embodies the introduction to the study, the objective of the work, its scope and delimitation, a brief origin of Christian religion, and that of the two denominations. Chapter two is a brief review of the related literature. Chapter three brings out the features of the language of Christian religion; the lexical, grammatical, metaphorical, typographical and graphological features. Chapter four is a further analysis of the sermons, rituals, liturgies and sacred text of the two denominations. The final chapter includes a comparative summary analysis of the two denominations, a brief conclusion of the work and recommendation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page——————————————————————————————- i

Approval Page ———————————————————————————— ii

Dedication —————————————————————————————– iii

Acknowledgment ——————————————————————————— v

Abstract ——————————————————————————————– vi

Table of Contents ——————————————————————————– vii

Definition of Terms——————————————————————————-viii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction ———————————————————————————– 1

1.1 Background of the Study ——————————————————————– 3

1.2 Statement of Research Problem ———————————————————— 7

1.3 Aim and Objective of the Study ————————————————————7

1.4 Significance of the Study———————————————————————7

1.5 Scope and Delimitation ———————————————————————–8

1.6 Research Methodology ———————————————————————–8

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Review of Related Literature—————————————————————-10

2.1 Sources of Literature ————————————————————————–10

2.2 Review of the of Language of Christian Religion—————————————-14

CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Features of Language of Christian Religion ———————————————–17

3.1 Grammar of the Langue of Christian Religion———————————————18

3.2 Lexis of the language of Christian Religion ———————————————–20

3.3 Metaphorical Language of Christian Religion———————————————22

3.4 Typographical Features of Language of Christian Religion—————————–23

3.5 Graphlogical Features of Language of Christian Religion——————————–24

CHAPTER FOUR

4.1 Liturgies of the language of  Roman Catholic Church ———————————–25

4.2 Sermon of the Roman Catholic Church —————————————————-27

4.3 The Sacred Test of Roman Catholic Church ———————————————-31

4.4 The Sermon of Pentecostal Denominations ———————————————–35

4.5 Sacred Text of Pentecostal Denominations ————————————————37

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Comparative Summary————————————————————————40

5.2 Conclusion ————————————————————————————–41

5.3 Recommendation ——————————————————————————43

Works Cited ——————————————————————————–43

Appendices ———————————————————————————46

DEFINITION OF TERMS

SERMON: It is a moral statement whose aim is to dictate a certain kind of behaviors through series of examples.

LITURGIES:  It can be invocations, petitions and they can be written to be read or sung.

THEOLOGICAL TEST:  It is a discursive document with a moral purpose written by a biblical scholar, theologians or clergy

 

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