Good-by-Default and Evil in Africa

Jim Harries
  • Missiology An International Review, April 2006, SAGE Publishing
  • DOI: 10.1177/009182960603400204

African people don't reckon to create 'good', they expect it to happen to them.

What is it about?

Worldview. A worldview can be such that a pre-occupation with countering bad things can preempt efforts at creating good things.

Why is it important?

The implications of the above for dependence of Africa on the West are enormous. Typically, it is the West that is expected to provide 'good' things.

Perspectives

Dr Jim O Harries (Author)
University of Birmingham

This is something that I gradually observed over the years. I continue frequently to observe it, although it seems many people do not recognise it.

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