Moses Adebolu Adetunmbi, Olujobi Adeyemo Adeleke, Mbazendan Iortyom, James Ayoola Adejuwon, John Oluwajana, John Olakanmi, Samuel Olayinka Omoyayi


Considering the ambiguities that pervade the perception and use of the words – ‘Church’ and ‘Politics’, we should plunge this discussion into the perennial conceptual and theological controversies that characterize conceptual discourse in the social sciences and humanities. The study depended on library documentations and other secondary sources of information and the study findings influenced the study conclusions and recommendations.

Keyword : Church, Politics, Perception, Christians and Society.

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