Yusufu Turaki Foundation and Otakada.org Publishing
Universal Moral Laws
Creational And Theistic Foundations
Of Morality And Ethics
Turaki does a scholarly work in developing moral laws based on creation and the God of creation. He argues for an inter-relationship between the moral laws and ethics that would derive from the observance of creation through natural science, and that which derives from God. This according to him is based on the inter-relationship that already exists between the God of creation and creation.
Given that humanity is the creation of God, the moral laws and ethics that are derived from God and His creation must be universally applicable to all humanity.
Turaki further argues that the moral laws and ethics that are derived from biblical revelation are the absolutes by which all other laws derived from other religions, natural science and common sense are judged.
Turaki does not make these claims without serious academic wrestling with various perspectives on the subject both philosophically and theologically. His approach provides useful information for the systematic theologian as he treats each relevant subject both descriptively and critically.
In a postmodern age where relativity and corresponding subjectivity has become the new absolute, this work is a welcome challenge, calling us to rethink the popular assumptions of our time and revisit the subject of morality and ethics from a theistic perspective.
The Christ of God claims to be truth and life. His followers should therefore define moral laws and ethics based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. They should also be evangelistic about the necessity of an absolute as a standard for evaluating all moral laws and ethics. This is the good work Turaki has done as a follower of Jesus Christ. His work is an invitation to consider the character of God as the absolute by which all moral laws and ethics should be evaluated.
I am personally grateful to him. I believe you will share my gratitude after reading this book.
This work should be seen as a contribution to the conversation. I invite you to join the discussion after reading Universal Moral Laws.
Rev.Dr. Delah Adadevo