Christian Ethics And Traditional Akan Ethics: A Comparative Study

ISSUE: Vol.4  No.1 September 2018 Article 2  pp.16-27
AUTHORS: Paul Appiah-Sekyere, Joseph Oppong & Augustine Mary Mensah

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ABSTRACT

Some people are of the view that the advent of Christianity has taught Africans what is morally right and/or wrong. Using the Akan of Ghana, the authors endeavour to compare Christian ethical values with those of the Akan, identifying some similarities and dissimilarities with the objective of contributing towards the effort to rectify the aforementioned wrong impression and further affirm that the traditional Akan culture has its own precious ethical values.

 

PAUL APPIAH-SEKYERE, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast. JOSEPH OPPONG, PhD is a Lecturer in Ethics at the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast and AUGUSTINE MARY MENSAH, PhD is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Department of Religion and Human Values, University of Cape Coast.

Appiah-Sekyere, Paul., Oppong, Joseph., and Mensah, Augustine M. “Christian Ethics and Traditional Akan Ethics: A Comparative Study.” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies 4, no.1 (2018): 16-27.

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