In this small gem of moral reflection, renowned ethicist Peter Paris reveals key elements of a distinctive African worldview. Centered in concepts of God, community, family, and person, they ground the virtues and values most prized by African Americans and African peoples everywhere. Adapted from Paris's acclaimed volume The Spirituality of African Peoples, this book sketches a rich alternative and corrective to individualist western ethics and provides a potent resource for religious ethics today.
This brief volume is excerpted from Peter Paris's popular and influential work The Spirituality of African Peoples on African and African American Spirituality. Paris shows how the religious and moral values of Africa have pervaded African American life and thought. Focusing on six particular virtues, he explores how the African worldview enriched and ennobled African American notions of morality and values, public virtue, and meaningful life.
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