REVERENCE FOR ANCESTORS IN AFRICA: INTERPRETATION OF THE 5TH COMMANDMENT FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

Edwin Zulu

Abstract


The thesis of this article is that, moral instruction is related to popular wisdom. It is
consequently believed that moral instruction serves various functions in an African
community, to order the community, to direct the community relationships, to propagate
community, tribe, clan, family ideals and bind the community tribe, clan, and family
together. It is in this light that the fifth commandment is analysed and interpreted

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/81-0-749

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