What are the general principles of African philosophy and theology? What are the similarities among different African traditions and what are the differences? What are the basic principles for relating African philosophy of religion to the philosophies of other religious traditions? Given the importance of the family in African religious traditions, what can we infer about God?

Motsamai Molefe is a senior researcher at the Centre for Leadership Ethics at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). He specializes in African philosophy, applied ethics [bioethics and animal ethics], moral philosophy, social and political philosophy. He is the author of “An African Philosophy of Personhood, Morality and Politics”.

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make the philosophy of religion a truly global field by promoting the scholarly work of researchers from underrepresented regions and religious traditions. It is led by Professor Yujin Nagasawa and hosted by the University of Birmingham. This interview was conducted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host of Closer To Truth.

This project was made possible in part through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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