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Moral and ethical issues in African Christianity

Moral and ethical issues in African Christianity

exploratory essays in moral theology

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Published by Acton Publishers in Nairobi .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by J. N. K. Mugambi and Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike.
SeriesAfrican Christianity series
ContributionsMugambi, J. N. Kanyua, Nasimiyu, Anne J.
The Physical Object
Pagination233 p. ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20535175M
ISBN 109966888373

ter. Both are concerned with the two basic issues in ethics, how to act from the right motive and how to find what is the right action in particular circumstances. In essence the methods and procedures of Christian ethics are no different from those of moral philosophy; the difference in Christian ethics is its starting point in the Christian File Size: KB. African Religion is the first comprehensive exploration of the moral and ethical imperatives of African Religion that treats the religious tradition of Africa as an equal among rhe world's religions. Magesa argues that, just as Christianity or Islam, traditional African Religion defines how people ought to live. By integrating the natural, the human, and the spiritual, the moral teaching of Pages:

moral inconsistencies observable in many African Christians.3 Christian Morality in Africa Political and social corruption in Africa is well-known.4 Matthews Ojo has lamented that Christian spirituality in African societies has not been able to address issues of bad political 1 Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Report of West African Consultation. a profession can be more compelling than morality. In fact, ethical sys-tems are enforceable whereas moral systems are not. African ethics is that branch of African philosophy, which deals with the critical reflection on the manner, or nature of life, conduct, be-havior and character of the African. African ethics is defined by K.

  Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the principles of conduct of an individual or group. It works as a guiding principle as to decide what is good or bad. They are the standards which govern the life of a person. Ethics is also known as moral philosophy. Some ethical principles are: Truthfulness; Honesty; Loyalty; Respect; Fairness; Integrity. In Islam, treating others as you would be treated yourself is limited to Muslims only, male Muslims, to be more exact. There are different sets of ethics for treating men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims, free people and slaves. Dividing humankind into Muslims and non-Muslims in the main feature of Islamic ethics.


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Moral and ethical issues in African Christianity: Exploratory essays in moral theology (African Christianity series) Paperback – January 1, See all formats and Format: Paperback. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 21 cm. Contents: The problems of teaching ethics in African Christianity / J.N.K.

Mugambi --Social ethics: a Christocentric perspective / P.N. Wachege --The biblical mandate for social transformation: a feminist perspective / T.M. Hinga --Material things in African society: implications for Christian ethics.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 21 cm. Contents: The problems of teaching ethics in African Christianity / J.N.K. Mugambi --Social ethics: a christocentric perspective / P.N. Wachege --The biblical mandate for social transformation: a feminist perspective / T.M.

Hinga --Material things in African society: implications for Christian ethics. African Christian Ethics is an ethics textbook from an African point of view and is long overdue. It is concerned with truth and how it applies to the litany of moral dilemmas that Africans face.

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Africa is a religiously plural society with interaction between people of different religions and diverse value systems. The author, Professor of Comparative Religion in Uganda, describes and compares the position of traditional African religion, Christianity, Islam and Baha'i Faith on selected moral issues relevant to Africa today.

The purpose of Wayne Grudem’s Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning is to help readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues, including wealth and poverty, marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, telling the truth, knowing God’s will, understanding Old Testament laws.

The centrality of the notions of character and moral personhood, which are inspired by the African moral language, is given a prominent place. The entry points up the social character of African ethics and highlights its affiliated notions of the ethics of duty (not of rights) and of the common good.

Nel Morality and religion in African thought 34 promises of reward. But this may not necessarily be the modes of acquisition of moral knowledge in indigenous societies with less emphasis on instruction in verbal (linguistic) modes.

One should be aware that acquisition and construc-tion of moral knowledge may be based on performance. Standards of morality change. Society accepts behavior today that it would not tolerate yesterday.

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The author, Professor of Comparative Religion in Uganda, describes and compares the position of traditional African religion, Christianity, Islam and Baha'i Faith on selected moral issues relevant to Africa today.

His central argument is that in order to maintain their. Modern Christian Living: A Book on Christian Approaches to Social and Ethical Issues for Use with the Religious Education Syllabus of the East African Advanced Certificate of Education.

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An African Ethic: Beyond The Universal Claims of Western Morality; and “Differentiations in African Ethics” in The Blackwell Companion to Reli- gious Ethics. For present purposes I rely mostly on these texts In Foundations of an African Ethic Bujo frames the thesis that animates his work in African ethics.

An exploration of the development of a contextualized Roman Catholic moral theology in an African context is warranted in our day.

This book is a study of the work of Benezet Bujo, an African moral theologian. An analysis of Bujo's work shows the various aspects of an African Catholic moral theology. This is an introduction to African Christian Ethics for Christian colleges and Bible schools.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the theory of ethics, while the second discusses practical : Ethics and Morality in Christianity: Ethics and morals are behavioral principles in humans that determine what is right and what is wrong.

As per the belief of a common man, Christianity is a religion that is bound by a certain set of rules and regulations that have been imposed by the Almighty. The African-American moral consciousness is grounded in this reality.

Roberts concludes his book by mapping his theo-ethical framework onto several critical moral issues in the African-American community.

This final section of his book is the briefest and least developed. Moral Issues Confronting Christians Discerning The Truth On Various Moral Issues This material is froma web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A.

Copeland. Visit the web site to browse or download additional material for church or personal Size: KB. Christian Ethics: An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning has all the excellent features of his Systematic Theology: biblical fidelity, comprehensiveness, clarity, practical application, and interaction with other writers.

His exhortations drive the reader to worship the triune God/5(62). Christian morality consists of living one’s life with guidance and inspiration from the Christian scriptures and traditions.

Christian ethics as an academic discipline uses these scriptures and traditions in developing and critiquing ethical norms and theories and applying them to ethical issues.

Most Christian ethicists agree that the.Similarly, ethics is the term used in conjunction with business, medicine, or law. In these cases, ethics serves as a personal code of conduct for people working in those fields, and the ethics themselves are often highly debated and contentious.

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