Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 59–72

Amos & Postmodernity: A Contemporary Critical & Reflective Perspective on the Interdependency of Ethics & Spirituality in the Latino-Hispanic American Reality


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0841-x

Cite this article as:
Escobar, D.A. J Bus Ethics (2011) 103: 59. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-0841-x


This article argues that ethics and spirituality are therefore interdependent. One cannot be practiced without paying attention to the other. One needs to be shaped and informed by the other. This article intends to support this claim by briefly using the book and story of the Old Testament prophet Amos. Here, a brief but fair description and definition of postmodernity is provided in order to prepare the ground for an examination, discussion, and reflection of the interdependency of ethics and spirituality rooted in the book of Amos. This is followed by a description and discussion of the several principles or issues that are pertinent to address and attend to the interdependency between ethics and spirituality as it relates the story of the Old Testament Amos. Principles and issues are grounded the author’s perspective and experiences of the reality of the Hispanic Latin-American/Hispanic Pentecostal Church. The author is speaking and writing as a Puerto Rican – from which fairly or unfairly many assertions, statements, and conclusions that may or may not apply to the entire Hispanic/Latino(a) context are gathered. Critical and reflective thoughts conclude this article.

Key words

community interdependency ethics Hispanic Latin-American/Hispanic Pentecostal Church justice Old Testament prophet Amos postmodernity spirituality 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Yacht Club @ AventuraAventuraU.S.A.

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