The Resource Radical humanism and generous tolerance : Soyinka on religion and human solidarity, Celucien L. Joseph

Radical humanism and generous tolerance : Soyinka on religion and human solidarity, Celucien L. Joseph

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Radical humanism and generous tolerance : Soyinka on religion and human solidarity
Title
Radical humanism and generous tolerance
Title remainder
Soyinka on religion and human solidarity
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Celucien L. Joseph
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  • Ubuntu
  • Soyinka on religion and human solidarity
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eng
Summary
"Radical Humanism and Generous Tolerance "articulates the religious ideas and vision of Wole Soyinka in his non-fiction writings. It also analyzes Soyinka's response to religious violence, terror, and the fear of religious imperialism. The book suggests the theoretical notions of radical humanism and generous tolerance best summarize Soyinka's religious ideals and religious piety. In response to religious violence and fanaticism in the world, Soyinka turns to the ethics and values of humanism as a better alternative to religious exclusivism and claims of absolute truths, and as a way to promote global peace, planetary love, and cultivate interreligious dialogue and understanding. Soyinka's radical humanism is grounded in the religious ethos and sensibility, and the moral vision of the Yoruba people, as well as in the Western theistic Humanist tradition and secularism.Through a close reading of Soyinka's religious works, the book argues that African traditional religions could be used as a catalyst to promote religious tolerance and human solidarity, and that they may also contribute to the preservation of life, and the fostering of an ethics of care and relationality. Soyinka brings in conversation Western Humanist tradition and African indigenous Humanist tradition for the sake of the world, for the sake of global shalom, and for the sake of human flourishing.--Back cover
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Joseph, Celucien L
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.S6
LC item number
Z678 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Soyinka, Wole
  • Soyinka, Wole
  • Soyinka, Wole
  • Humanism
  • Religious tolerance
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Humanism
  • Religion
  • Religious tolerance
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Africa
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Radical humanism and generous tolerance : Soyinka on religion and human solidarity, Celucien L. Joseph
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Wole Soyinka and His Engagement with Religion -- "Shipwreck of Faith": The Religious Vision and Ideas of Wole Soyinka -- Against Violence: The Arrogance of Faith and Religious Imperialism -- Soyinka's Interpretation of Ancestral Faith: Values and Meaning in African Traditional Religions -- In Praise of Shalom and Human Solidarity: The Logic of Radical Humanism, and The Value of Generous Tolerance -- Appendix: Wole Soyinka: Chronology
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 103 pages
Isbn
9780761868583
Lccn
2016953263
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958798142
  • (OCoLC)ocn958798142
Label
Radical humanism and generous tolerance : Soyinka on religion and human solidarity, Celucien L. Joseph
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Wole Soyinka and His Engagement with Religion -- "Shipwreck of Faith": The Religious Vision and Ideas of Wole Soyinka -- Against Violence: The Arrogance of Faith and Religious Imperialism -- Soyinka's Interpretation of Ancestral Faith: Values and Meaning in African Traditional Religions -- In Praise of Shalom and Human Solidarity: The Logic of Radical Humanism, and The Value of Generous Tolerance -- Appendix: Wole Soyinka: Chronology
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 103 pages
Isbn
9780761868583
Lccn
2016953263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958798142
  • (OCoLC)ocn958798142

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