Christian Conscience and Responsibility with Reference to the Wanga of Western Kenya

Silayo, Boniface Tanael (1988) Christian Conscience and Responsibility with Reference to the Wanga of Western Kenya. Licentiate thesis, Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa.

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Christian conscience and responsibility is the core of moral theology. Man articulates his moral behaviour from the "law which is written in the heart of every man" (Rom. 2:15). It obliges every person to do good and avoid evil, which is a fundamental moral principle. Thus conscience and moral responsibility are referred to simply as moral conscience. Although our work deals with fundamental moral theology, it does so in reference to the Wanga of Western Kenya. The Wanga are a sub-tribe of the Abaluyia tribe geographically situated in Mumias (see the maps) where the writer of this dissertation stayed for four years (from 1981-1985) for pastoral work in the parish. As the title indicates, the primary orientation is pastoral, to dispel out the dichotomy which lies between Christian and Wanga conscience and responsibility so as to build an undivided Wanga Christian moral conscience. This is why to arrive at this goal the dissertation is divided into two main parts: the anthropological and theological parts.

Item Type: Thesis (Licentiate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: Afro-Christiana
Depositing User: JHI Africa
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 13:46
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2018 13:58

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