Developing An African Christian Ethics Of Sexual Love

Research Article
Olusayo B. Oladejo
Ethics; Christian Ethics; Christian Theology, Sex; Love; Marriage; Divorce; Remarriage; Polygamy; African Context; Christian Theology in Africa

This paper is a text research designed to attempt to put the African traditional ethical understanding of sexual love in the light of the biblical teachings, with the aim of developing an African Christian ethics of sexual love which is faithfully biblical and concurrently relevant and intelligible to the African Christian. The attempt here, in other words, is to suggest a guideline for Christian ethics in Africa, which answers the peculiarly African ethical questions, particularly as it relates to sexual love. The basic presupposition of this paper is that the Bible possesses the most appropriate and adequate ethical view of sexual love obtainable. However, its contents must be interpreted intelligibly in every generation and context in order that such generations and contexts may benefit from and by its truth.