Religion and development in Africa / edited by Ezra Chitando, Masiiwa Ragies Gunda et Lovemore Togarasei ; in cooperation with Joachim Kügler.

  • Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press, 2020.
  • ©2020
502 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.


Summary note
"What is development? Who defines that one community/ country is "developed", while another community/ country is "under-developed"? What is the relationship between religion and development? Does religion contribute to development or underdevelopment in Africa? These and related questions elicit quite charged reactions in African studies, development studies, political science and related fields. Africa's own history, including the memory of marginalisation, slavery and exploitation by global powers ensures that virtually every discussion on development is characterised by a lot of emotions and conflicting views. In this volume scholars from various African countries and many different religions and denominations contribute to this debate."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Introduction : Religion and development in Africa / Ezra Chitando, Masiiwa R. Gunda, Lovemore Togarasei
  • Rethinking development in Africa and the role of religion / Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
  • Religion and development in Africa : a critical analysis / Chammah J. Kaunda, Sokfa France John
  • Religion and development in sub-Saharan Africa / Tarisayi Andrea Chimuka
  • Gender in religion and development research / Loreen Maseno
  • Youth, religion, and development in Africa / Susan Mbula Kilonzo
  • Sacralization of the humanitarian space : faith based organizations, mission-aid and development in Africa / Hassan J. Ndzovu
  • Africa's Muslim non-governmental organizations : competitive charities, altruistic allies? / Muhammed Haron
  • Religion' contribution to development : the case of African Hindus in Ghana / Abamfo Ofori Atiemo
  • Sowing the seeds of dhamma : Buddhism and development in Africa / Elizabeth Pulane Motswapong
  • Religion and economic justice : Jewish migrants and the making of Zambia / Lilian C. Siwila, Nelly Mwale, Chita Joseph Chita
  • Navigating Imbusa in public spaces : Bemba married women, work, and agency / Mutale Mulenga Kaunda
  • The interplay between religion and development in Ghana / Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye
  • Religion and development in Uganda / Andrew David Omona, Uzziah Maate Kiriaghe
  • Religion and civic participation in post-colonial Kenya / Julius Gathogo
  • Religion and development in Swaziland / Sonene Nyawo
  • Church-state relations and the political-economy of land and development in Rhodesia / Petronella Munhenzva
  • Sustainable peace and development : Peace building by the ecumenical church leaders forum / Lindiwe Princess Maseko
  • The Seventh-Day Adventist Church and development in northern Zimbabwe / Blessing Nyahuma
  • Implications of the wisdom stored in Shona oral literature for sustainable economic development in Zimbabwe / Beatrice Taringa
  • The potential of Ubuntu values for a sustainable ethic of the environment and development / Nisbert T. Taringa
  • The Bible as a resource for development in Africa : ten considerations for liberating readings / Ezra Chitando
  • "Liberating the word" : one African feminist reading of Matt 23 / Musa W. Dube
  • Resurrection as 'corrective' creation / Lovemore Togarasei, Sidney K. Berman
  • Biblical texts, ecology, and sustainable development / Francis Machingua, Ishanesu Gusha
  • The Bible, sexuality challenges and the development agenda / Canisius Mwandayi.
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