Ethics and Time

Ethics and Time : Ethos of Temporal Orientation in Politics and Religion of the Niger Delta

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Ethics and Time investigates how temporal orientation influence social-ethics. Re-conceptualizing temporal orientation as the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their flourishing, it shows how a social group's orientation to time frames, informs, and drives its politics and religion. It uses an African culture as a practical case study to concretely illustrate the form and dynamics of the interconnections.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739150286
  • 9780739150283

About Nimi Wariboko

Nimi Wariboko is Katherine B. Stuart Professor of Christian Ethics at the Andover Newton Theological School.show more

Review quote

With erudition and analytical rigor, Ethics and Time is an intellectual tour de force. The book is a sophisticated engagement of critical epistemological questions, and an imaginative tapestry of various humanistic disciplines, including religion, philosophy, politics, anthropology, sociology, history, and linguistics. It is truly captivating and intriguing. This is a must read for all those interested in engaging African societies on their own terms, and analyzing African experiences with theoretical rigor. -- Olufemi Vaughan, Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College This book is a first in many respects: the first to connect notions of social ethics with that of temporality to explain the historical trajectories of an African group; the first to frame issues of continuity within the intellectual framework of "time gaps"; and the first to truly create a notion of interdisciplinarity around the concepts of freedom and time. A truly learned book that teaches us how to relate social ethics to changing times and circumstances and to interpret the complex actions of leadership and even of the collective community. -- Toyin Falola, The Frances Higginbothom Nalle Professor in History and University Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, andshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 1: Creating Time Gaps Chapter 2 2: Chiefs: Subjects to Freedom Chapter 3 3: Imagination: Source of Self and Religion Chapter 4 4: Apocalypticism: The Struggle for a Relevant Future Chapter 5 5: Temporal Orientation and Philosophy of History Chapter 6 6: The Virtue of Time Chapter 7 7: Kairos and Economic Developmentshow more