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dc.contributor.authorNel, P. J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-26T06:22:53Z
dc.date.available2017-09-26T06:22:53Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationNel, P. J. (2008). Morality and religion in African thought. Acta Theologica, 28(2), 33-47.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6996
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The article deals critically with current discourses on morality in African thought. These discourses reflect the ambivalence between those scholars seeking to define African morality within the parameters of a conventionalised, Western, religious episteme, and those pursuing an “Africanist” (Afrocentric) explanation which embraces an authentic mode of African knowledge construction within indigenous communities. The assumption that faith or religion is the foundation of African morality can only be partially endorsed when one grants space for hybrid moral constructions between Christianity and indigenous religion. However, African morality is not necessarily based on religion or faith, but on the beneficiary values of collective family and community well-being, without dissolving the individual’s character. In African thought, the “best” rational justification of the moral imperative is less of an issue than in current moral discourse.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrican religionen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrican thoughten_ZA
dc.subjectMoralityen_ZA
dc.subjectEthicsen_ZA
dc.titleMorality and religion in African thoughten_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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