Practicing Ubuntu

ab 29,90 

Jaco Dreyer, Yolanda Dreyer, Edward Foley, Malan Nel (Eds.)

Practical Theological Perspectives on Injustice, Personhood and Human Dignity

ISBN 978-3-643-90848-3
Band-Nr. 20
Jahr 2017
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe International Practical Theology

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Ubuntu is a dynamic and celebrated
concept in Africa. In the great Sutu-nguni family of
Southern Africa, being humane is regarded as the supreme
virtue. The essence of this philosophy of life,
called  ubuntu or  botho, is human
relatedness and dignity. The Shona from Zimbabwe articulate
it as: „I am because we are; I exist because the community
exists.“ This volume offers twenty-two such reflections on
practicing  ubuntu as it relates to justice,
personhood and human dignity both in Southern African as
well as in wider international contexts. This
work highlights the potential of  ubuntu for
enriching our understanding of justice, personhood and human
dignity in a globalising world.