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ISBN: 9789966805362
Imprint: HippoBooks
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 32
Publication Date: 14/09/2008
Pages: 416
Language: English

African Christian Ethics

£19.99

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 issues. The issues are grouped into the following six sections: Socio-Political Issues, Financial Issues, Marriage Issues, Sexual Issues, Medical Issues, and Religious Issues. Each section begins with a brief general introduction, followed by the chapters dealing with specific issues in that area. Each chapter begins with an introduction, discusses traditional African thinking on the issue, presents an analysis of relevant biblical material, and concludes with some recommendations. There are questions at the end of each chapter for discussion or personal reflection, often asking students to reflect on how the discussion in the chapter applies to their ministry situation.

Author Bios

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
(By)

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop is Head of the Postgraduate School, South African Theological Seminary. He was previously the Provost and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS). He holds a BA (JETS), MAET (Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon), and PhD (Trinity International University, Illinois) He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA).

Endorsements

Dr Kunhiyop combines a broad knowledge of African and Western moral traditions with sound biblical scholarship and critical analysis. He this writes with deep conviction, moral confidence and authority.

Professor Yusufu Turaki
Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS)

Table of Contents

    1. Foreword
    2. Acknowledgements
    3. Preface
  1. PART ONE: ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS
    1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AFRICAN CHRISTIAN ETHICS
    2. 2. FOUNDATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ETHICS
    3. 3. FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN ETHICS
    4. 4. FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS
    5. 5. FOUNDATIONS OF AFRICAN CHRISTIAN ETHICS
    6. 6. APPLYING AFRICAN CHRISTIAN ETHICS
  2. PART TWO: CONTEMPORARY ETHICAL ISSUES
  3. SECTION A. POLITICAL ISSUES
  4. Introduction to Political Issues
    1. 7. CHURCH AND STATE
    2. 8. WAR AND VIOLENCE
    3. 9. STRIKES
  5. SECTION B. FINANCIAL ISSUES
  6. Introduction to Financial Issues
    1. 10. POVERTY
    2. 11. CORRUPTION
    3. 12. FUND-RAISING
  7. SECTION C. MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ISSUES
  8. Introduction to Marriage and Family Issues
    1. 13. PROCREATION AND INFERTILITY
    2. 14. REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
    3. 15. CONTRACEPTION
    4. 16. POLYGAMY
    5. 17. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    6. 18. DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
    7. 19. WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
  9. SECTION D. SEXUAL ISSUES
  10. Introduction to Sexual Issues
    1. 20. RAPE
    2. 21. INCEST
    3. 22. PROSTITUTION AND SEX TRAFFICKING
    4. 23. FEMALE CIRCUMCISION
    5. 24. HOMOSEXUALITY
  11. SECTION E. MEDICAL ISSUES
  12. Introduction to Medical Issues
    1. 25. HIV / AIDS
    2. 26. ABORTION
    3. 27. EUTHANASIA AND INFANTICIDE
    4. 28. STRIKES AND MEDICAL SERVICES
    5. 29. DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
  13. SECTION F. RELIGIOUS ISSUES
  14. Introduction to Religious Issues
    1. 30. WITCHCRAFT
  15. CONCLUSION
  16. FURTHER READING

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