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Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe


Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe



von: Lovemore Togarasei

95,19 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 13.07.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319785653
Sprache: englisch

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This edited book offers an engaging portrait into a vital, religious movement inside this southern Africa country. It tells the story of a community of faith that is often overlooked in the region. The authors include leading scholars of religion, theology, and politics from Botswana and Zimbabwe. The insights they present will help readers understand the place of Pentecostal Christianity in this land of many religions. The chapters detail a history of the movement from its inception to the present. Chapters focus on specific Pentecostal churches, general doctrine of the movement, and the movement’s contribution to the country. The writing is deeply informed and features deep historical, theological, and sociological analysis throughout. Readers will also learn about the socio-political and economic relevance of the faith in Zimbabwe as well as the theoretical and methodological implications raised by the Pentecostalisation of society. The volume will serve as a resource book both for teaching and for those doing research on various aspects of the Zimbabwean society past, present, and future. It will be a good resource for those in schools and university and college departments of religious studies, theology, history, politics, sociology, social anthropology, and related studies. Over and above academic and research readers, the book will also be very useful to government policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and civic societies who have the Church as an important stakeholder.
Introduction (Lovemore Togarasei ).- Part I: History.- Chapter 1:  The religions of Zimbabwe in their plurality (Ezra Chitando).- Chapter 2: The History of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe (Lovemore Togarasei).- Chapter 3: The Primacy of the Spirit: The Case of African Initiated Churches as Pentecostals (Masiiwa Ragies Gunda).- Chapter 4: Pentecostalism and Charismatism in the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Harare in Zimbabwe: a Critical Analysis (Joachim Kwaramba).- Part II: Doctrine.- Chapter 5: Health and Wealth in Zimbabwean Pentecostal Doctrine: the case of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) (Kudzai Biri).- Chapter 6: All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues” (Acts 2:4) (Francis Machingura).- Chapter 7: Pentecostal Gospel of Prosperity in Zimbabwe: Understanding the divisive nature of Mega-church Superstar Men of God (Prophets), (Masiiwa Ragies Gunda).- Chapter 8: The Old Testament as a source book for the Pentecostal Gospel of Prosperity (Masiiwa Ragies Gunda).- Part III: Socio-Political and Economic Relevance.- Chapter 9: Pastors, Preachers and Wives: A critical reflection on the role of Pentecostalism in women empowerment in Zimbabwe (Tapiwa Praise Mapuranga). Chapter 10: Health and well-being in Zimbabwe’s Pentecostal Churches (Tinoonga Shanduka).- Chapter 11: Pentecostal churches: money making machines or purveyors of socio-economic growth? (Lovemore Togarasei). Chapter 12: Pentecostal Churches and Zimbabwean Politics:  Some Reflections, (Mervis Zungura).- Part IV: Theoretical and Methodological Issues.- Chapter 13: Pentecostal Christianity and Religious Pluralism: A Case study of ZAOGA and Shona Traditional Religion (Nisbert T. Taringa).- Chapter 14: Biblical Interpretation in Pentecostal Christianity (Lovemore Togarasei).- Chapter 15: The Pentecostal Kairos: Methodological and Theoretical Implications (Musa W. Dube).
?Lovemore Togarasei, is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana. He has also served as a Professor Extraordinare at the North West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa, Guest Professor at Zimbabwe Open University and Visiting Professor, University of South Africa. Togarasei has also taken visiting research fellowships at University of Cambridge (Britain), Edinburgh University (Scotland) University of Leiden (Netherlands). His research interests lie in the areas of the use the Bible (especially among Pentecostal churches) in addressing socio-political and economic issues such as HIV and AIDS, politics, masculinity and gender, poverty, etc.
This edited book offers an engaging portrait into a vital, religious movement inside this southern Africa country. It tells the story of a community of faith that is often overlooked in the region. The authors include leading scholars of religion, theology, and politics from Botswana and Zimbabwe. The insights they present will help readers understand the place of Pentecostal Christianity in this land of many religions. The chapters detail a history of the movement from its inception to the present. Chapters focus on specific Pentecostal churches, general doctrine of the movement, and the movement’s contribution to the country. The writing is deeply informed and features deep historical, theological, and sociological analysis throughout. Readers will also learn about the socio-political and economic relevance of the faith in Zimbabwe as well as the theoretical and methodological implications raised by the Pentecostalisation of society. The volume will serve as a resource book both for teaching and for those doing research on various aspects of the Zimbabwean society past, present, and future. It will be a good resource for those in schools and university and college departments of religious studies, theology, history, politics, sociology, social anthropology, and related studies. Over and above academic and research readers, the book will also be very useful to government policy makers, non-governmental organizations, and civic societies who have the Church as an important stakeholder.
Provides a "one-stop shop" for insights into Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe Features deeply informed writing packed with deep historical, theological, and sociological analysis Examines socio-political and economic factors as well as theoretical and methodological implications
Provides a "one-stop shop" for insights into Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe Features deeply informed writing packed with deep historical, theological, and sociological analysis Examines socio-political and economic factors as well as theoretical and methodological implications

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