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Pentecostalism and Human Rights in Contemporary Zimbabwe

Editor(s): Francis Machingura, Lovemore Togarasei

Book Description

This volume offers updated accounts of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe, and explores most of the dominant themes in contemporary Pentecostalism, including leadership, competition, gender, youth and prosperity. In addition, some chapters investigate emerging themes in studies on Pentecostalism, such as disability. Contributors to this volume situate Zimbabwean Pentecostalism within the larger continuum of global Pentecostalism, and reflect on Pentecostal biblical interpretation, the interface between Pentecostalism and African Traditional Religions, the use of titles in Zimbabwean Pentecostalism and Pentecostalism’s engagement with HIV/AIDS. The book will appeal to scholars in religious studies and theology, religious education, disability studies, social sciences, history, political science, development studies, gender, cultural studies, and anthropology, as well as general readers.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0586-5
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0586-3
Date of Publication: 01/03/2018
Pages / Size: 347 / A5
Price: £64.99


Francis Machingura is an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Religious Education at the University of Zimbabwe. He has researched and published several articles and book chapters on the bible and gender, HIV and AIDS, health and healing, disability, politics, masculinities, human rights, and pedagogical issues in religious education. He teaches courses in Biblical Studies and Religious Education.

Lovemore Togarasei is a Professor of Theology and Religion at the University of Botswana, where he teaches courses in Biblical Studies and Theology. He is also associated with the Research Institute of Religion and Theology at the University of South Africa as a Visiting Research Professor. Professor Togarasei has researched and published in the area of the bible and African Christianity addressing such issues as masculinities, HIV and AIDS, health and healing, politics and the environment. His most recent publication is “Modern/Charismatic Pentecostalism as some form of ‘religious’ secularisation in Africa” in Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae (2015).

Ezra Chitando is a Professor in History and Phenomenology of Religion at the University of Zimbabwe and Theology Consultant on HIV and AIDS for the World Council of Churches. He has published in the areas of religion and HIV, gender, politics, security, methodology and other areas.