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On Earth: Relational Anthropocentricism in Creation Care by Alessandro Piccirillo
The Relevance of Calvin’s View of Work and Calling to Christians in Newly Industrialized Countries by Matthew Ebenezer
Corruption, Bribery, African Concepts of God, and the Gospel by PHILLIPUS J. (FLIP) BUYS
Reformed Business Ethics—A New Approach to How Organizations Can Flourish by Christopher Steed
Interview with Christopher Yuan by Peter A. Lillback
Alan Jacobs. The Year of our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis by William Edgar
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Frances Luttikuizen. Underground Protestantism in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Much Ignored Side of Spanish History by Daniel Vogel
Herman Bavinck. Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity by Cory C. Brock
John Murray’s Principles of Conduct—Some Personal Reflections by Sinclair Ferguson

CORRUPTION, BRIBERY, AFRICAN CONCEPTS OF GOD, AND THE GOSPEL

by PHILLIPUS J. (FLIP) BUYS in Vol. 5 No. 2 / Oct 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc5.2.2019.art10



Corruption and bribery have become a disastrous problem in SubSaharan Africa. A survey of the regular reports of Transparency International reveals how this societal ill has reached pandemic proportions. Although several governments and organizations talk a lot about corruption and appoint special commissions to investigate it, there is a widespread perception that so far only a few branches of the huge tree of corruption and bribery have been lopped off and very little has been done to root out corruption from society. To get to the root of the issue, this article endeavors to compare the ethical implications of African traditional religious concepts of God with God’s self-revelation and to apply this comparison to corruption and bribery.

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