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African Christian Ethics


Hippo Books 2008

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African Christian Ethics is required reading for anyone seeking an overview of burning ethical issues in Africa and practical suggestion on how to address them. 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
  • 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.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by Yusufu Turaki
  • Questions for discussion or personal reflection
  • Suggestions for further reading

Praise for the Print Edition

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

—Yusufu Turaki, professor of theology and social ethics, Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS), Nigeria

Product Details

  • Title: African Christian Ethics
  • Author: Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 416

About Samuel Waje Kunhiyop

Samuel Waje Kunhiyop is the 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 also an ordained minister with the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA).

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