Leading Virtue: A Model for the Contextualisation of Christian Ethics- A Study of the Interaction and Synthesis of Methodist and Fante (Studien Zur Interkulturellen Geschichte Des Christentums / E #147) (Hardcover)

Leading Virtue: A Model for the Contextualisation of Christian Ethics- A Study of the Interaction and Synthesis of Methodist and Fante (Studien Zur Interkulturellen Geschichte Des Christentums / E #147) By Werner Ustorf (Editor), Brian Jennings Cover Image
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This is book number 147 in the Studien Zur Interkulturellen Geschichte Des Christentums / E series.

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'Leading Virtue' explores the use of Alasdair MacIntyre's tradition based model of ethics as a heuristic tool in analysing the contextualisation of Christian ethics. Ethical contextualisation is understood as the interaction and synthesis of particular Christian moral traditions with the moral traditions encountered in the different cultures where the Christian faith was established. This study argues that morality in African cultures may be better understood as discrete traditions. This claim is substantiated by historical and empirical studies of the Fante (Akan) and Methodist moral traditions and their interaction. These studies yield credible evidence that a Fante-Methodist moral tradition is emerging out of the encounter between the two traditions at the level of leadership practice. The resulting synthesis can serve as a model for the contextualisation of Christian ethics in other cultures.

About the Author


The Author: Brian K. Jennings holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham, an M.Phil. in Religious Studies from the Open University, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Birmingham. He worked for many years as a teacher of Religious Education for schools in the West Midlands. From 1989 he has served as a lecturer at Ghana Christian University College in Accra (Ghana). Brian K. Jennings is also an ordained minister of the Churches of Christ in Great Britain.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631593004
ISBN-10: 3631593007
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 145
Language: English
Series: Studien Zur Interkulturellen Geschichte Des Christentums / E