Philosophy: Discipline of the Disciplines earned D.F.M. Strauss the Herman Dooyeweerd prize awarded at the Christian Philosophy Conference 2011, Amsterdam. Everyone who has worked his way through its 650 pages cannot but be overwhelmed by the richness of materials brought together and systematised. It is a landmark both in his personal bibliography that started almost 40 years ago with his doctoral study Begrip en Idee (1973) and in the history of Reformational philosophy.
Rev. Dr. Aiden G. Msafiri presents a compelling perspective on issues of environmental ethics which are not only prominent in the industrialised Western world, but also in Africa and in Tanzania - the latter being the specific focus of the work. The book illustrates the unique role that African Christian eco-ethics and theology may play in addressing and curbing the growing ecological crisis in Tanzania. Msafiri's argument is not only pertinent for Tanzania, however; it is also applicable to the broader African context and to other non-African developing countries. He aims to engage various issues in the environmental development of such countries by providing a new paradigm, one that integrates traditional ethics approaches and theological perspectives.