By aspiring morality is meant a desire for that which is excellent, good and right in oneself first and then in human relations (Williams, 1993, 86), said morality itself emanating from the platform African human nature/African personality receives from ensoul
with the Divine's essence.
Modern animal fables of the kind posed by White Fang arguably bring animals themselves into biopolitical existence as moral subjects, ensoul
animals by fictionalizing them as in possession of a subjectivity that is responsive to the call of self-government.
Peters argues that "Donum Vitae takes this genomic novelty to be evidence of the presence of a unique individual, and thus reasonably the condition for ensoul
Some startling statements occur in the text, even in the context of discussing Providence and creation, for example, as the reader is told that "human parents have the spiritual capacity to ensoul
their offspring" (269)
The basis of the life-giving cultural orientation in African deep thinking is the presumed primordial ensoul
This observation is not lightweight as the ultimate in human developmental psychology was conceptualized by ancestral Nile Valley scholars as Ka-initiated movement (where Ka refers to ensoul
with the Divine's essence).
We believe, however, that God ensouls
a human being, that ensouling action is no more nor less miraculous, no more nor less a direct work of God, than a book falling under the influence of gravity when dropped.
When he ensouls
an inanimate object as his adoring counterpart, he manifests precisely the unconscious automatism that has all along determined his comportment toward the world, his foundational investment in a narcissistic fantasy of perfection and ultimacy.
Watson describes ritual as a means through which a community "heals itself, ensouls
itself, enlightens itself .
Quintessentially, then, both Spirit and earth are life-givers: the Spirit ensouls
the earth with the quickening breath of divine life and the earth enfleshes the Spirit as it offers spiritual and physical sustenance to all living things.