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God's family, God's earth : Christian ecological ethics of ubuntu / Kapya John Kaoma ; foreword by Joyce Banda ; afterword by Marthinus L. Daneel.

Author/Creator:
Kaoma, Kapya J. author.
Publication:
Zomba, Malawi : Kachere Series, [2013]
Series:
Kachere books; no. 65.
Kachere books
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 235 pages ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Human ecology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Environmental ethics -- Africa.
Environmental ethics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Sustainable living -- Africa.
Ubuntu (Philosophy).
Social values -- Africa.
Summary:
This book explores how the mounting ecological crisis has religious, political, and economic roots that enable and promote social and environmental harm. It presents the thesis that religious traditions, including their ethical expressions, can effectively address the crisis, ameliorate its effects, and advocate social and environmental betterment, now and in the future. The ecological overtones of African traditional religions and Christianity are examined along with a discussion on African morality. Recognition is given to the conflict between ecological values and religious teachings in an examination contrasting the awareness of socio-economic problems caused by overpopulation.
Contents:
The plight of earth: how we are exterminating ourselves
African cosmologies and the environment: the case of Simaamba Tonga
Morality in the face of progress: civilization, Christianity, and commerce
The ethics of ubuntu: Africa in early European eyes
Christianity and population growth: conservation of Africa's natural goods
Capitalism: a threat to Africa's future
The challenge of doing ethics: toward the christology of earth
Christian ethics of ubuntu.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-225) and indexes.
Contributor:
Banda, Joyce, writer of supplementary textual content.
Daneel, M. L., writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN:
9789990802627
9990802629
OCLC:
869907924
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