Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe

Editors: Togarasei, Lovemore (Ed.)

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  • 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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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.

About the authors

​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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Togarasei, Lovemore

    Pages 1-11

  • The Religions of Zimbabwe in their Plurality

    Chitando, Ezra

    Pages 15-32

  • History and Characteristics of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe

    Togarasei, Lovemore

    Pages 33-48

  • The Primacy of the Spirit: The Case of African Initiated Churches as Pentecostals

    Gunda, Masiiwa Ragies (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • Pentecostalism and Charismatism in the Roman Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Harare in Zimbabwe: A Critical Analysis

    Kwaramba, Joachim

    Pages 63-70

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe
Editors
  • Lovemore Togarasei
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78565-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78565-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78564-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 234
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