The Community The Individual And The Common Good

Author: Kei Eun Chang
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567395979
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This book investigates Paul's effort to combat factionalism by his use of the Greco-Roman rhetoric of 'the common advantage' to overcome socio-ethical problems caused by the improper exercise of 'private advantage' in Corinth. Chang examines 'the common advantage', first, as a fundamental principle that defined human and societal relationships in the Greco-Roman world. He explores how the neglect and misunderstanding of this principle lay at the root of relational and societal breakdowns. The book further examines Paul's use of the term and demonstrates that, when properly understood and appropriated, the principle of 'the common advantage' is pivotal to keeping societies and relationships dynamic and healthy. Conversely,when common advantage is not functioning and, concomitantly, private advantage is wrongly emphasized at its expense, relational, societal and ecclesiastical breakdowns occur. The book culminates in demonstrating that, for Paul, 'the common advantage' carries missional and salvific implications that override and subvert socio-ethnic boundaries. In this way, otherwise hostile social groups will realize a healthy symbiosis.
The Community, the Individual and the Common Good
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Kei Eun Chang
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-29 - Publisher: A&C Black

This book investigates Paul's effort to combat factionalism by his use of the Greco-Roman rhetoric of 'the common advantage' to overcome socio-ethical problems caused by the improper exercise of 'private advantage' in Corinth. Chang examines 'the common advantage', first, as a fundamental principle that defined human and societal relationships in
African Traditional Medicine: Autonomy and Informed Consent
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Peter Ikechukwu Osuji
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-18 - Publisher: Springer

This book focuses on informed consent in African Traditional Medicine (ATM). ATM forms a large portion of the healthcare systems in Africa. WHO statistics show that as much as 80% of the population in Africa uses traditional medicine for primary health care. With such a large constituency, it follows that
The Gift and the Common Good
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Walter Schweidler, Joachim Klose
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-30 - Publisher: Academia Verlag

Wofür leben wir? Wofür arbeiten wir? Was hält uns zusammen? In der westlichen Tradition stand die Antwort auf diese Fragen seit jeher im Zeichen des Begriffs Gemeinwohl. Aber taugt er auch für die globalisierte Welt von morgen? Eine interkulturell kompetente Sozialphilosophie braucht dafür neue philosophische Anstöße. Der Begriff der Gabe
Leadership for the Common Good
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Barbara C. Crosby, John M. Bryson
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-18 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

When it was first published in 1992, the first edition of Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer
Ethnicity, Citizenship and State in Eastern Africa
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Aquiline Tarimo
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: African Books Collective

This volume, from an Africa perspective, examines the relationship between ethnicity and citizenship within the framework of nation-state. Its objective and scope engage relational aspects of political integration, awaken public conscience, and motivate civic engagement. It provides a platform that could be considered prerequisite for political transformation. Such a framework