Ethical Interface of Nigerian Knowledge Society


  • Peter Ottuh Delta State University
  • Festus O. Omosor Delta State University, Nigeria.
  • Oghenekevwe E. Abamwa Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria


Religious Iconography, Symbolism, Ethical Knowledge, Nigeria, , Society, UNESCO, Africa, Pope Francis


Nigeria’s present political and economic backwardness is evidence of the absence of moral and ethical standards among its populace. The study looks at the ethical motif of religious symbols in the domain of religious iconography and uses the same as an ethical interface in knowledge societies. The research is qualitative and uses a participant observation approach to achieve its results. The research demonstrates how religious icons interact with society in a critical and creative-ethical way. The study is significant for promoting social ethics and morals as a prerequisite for a developed Nigeria and society in general. It concludes that religious symbols contribute to the development of a strong ethos that conveys society’s moral principles since they are essential to the sustainability of knowledge societies; hence, they should be given special values such that they could lead to national integration that eliminates the vices and tendencies that limit any knowledge society.

Author Biographies

Peter Ottuh, Delta State University

Peter. O. O. Ottuh

(Associate Professor),

Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy Delta State University, Abraka

Delta State, Nigeria  

Festus O. Omosor , Delta State University, Nigeria.

Festus O. Omosor (Ph.D), is a Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Delta State University, Nigeria. He specialises in biblical studies and human relations.

Oghenekevwe E. Abamwa , Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria

Oghenekevwe E. Abamwa (Ph.D), is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts in the same University. Her area of specialization is ceramics (poetery).


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How to Cite

Ottuh, P., Omosor , F. O. ., & Abamwa , O. E. (2023). RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY: Ethical Interface of Nigerian Knowledge Society. Journal of Dharma, 48(1), 107–124. Retrieved from

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