Religion and social marginalization in Zimbabwe / edited by Lovemore Togarasei, David Bishau & Ezra Chitando.

  • Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press, 2020.
  • ©2020
262 pages ; 22 cm.


Summary note
"Marginalization means being disregarded, ostracized, harassed, disliked, persecuted, or generally looked down upon. Marginalized people often include women and children, the poor, the disabled, sexual, religious, or ethnic minorities, refugees. The marginalized are those who are socially, politically, culturally, or economically excluded from main-stream society. In history, the Church in Zimbabwe has played a role in improving the lives of the marginalized, but what is religion, especially Christianity, doing for the marginalized now? Although religion is also implicated in marginalisation, the contributions in this volume did not address this angle as they focused on the role that religion can and should play to fight marginalization. The chapters come from two conferences (2012, 2014) that were held under the flag of ATISCA. The contributions have been updated to include later developments and publications"-- Provided by publisher.
Conference proceedings.
Bibliographic references
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  • Part A. Theoretical views on religion, democracy and marginalization. Religion and socio-political marginalization during Zimbabwe's crisis decade / Tarisayi A. Chimuka & Lovemore Togarasei
  • Why is the justice and righteousness of God proving to be insufficient to build and sustain democratic societies in Africa? / Philemon T. Chikafu
  • Theology and social democratization / Roy Musasiwa
  • Part B. Disability and poverty. "Do you want to be healed?" : the Pentecostal Churches' engagement with persons living with disabilities / Francis Machingura, Nyasha Madokere
  • Personhood and disability in Zimbabwe : a critical and philosophical analysis / Kudzai Biri, Clive Tendai Zimunya, Joyline Gwara
  • Responses of Pentecostal Churches to the situation of the poor / Shoorai Konyana
  • Part C. Leadership. Reconstruction theology and the church's role in post-crisis Zimbabwe / Lovemore Togarasei
  • Man of God or God of Man? : Pentecostalism, authority and accountability in Zimbabwe / Kudzai Biri
  • Power struggles and leadership succession practices in the African apostolic church of Johanne Marange / Clemence Makamure
  • Ending the poverty of theology in order to end poverty in Africa / Ezra Chitando
  • Part D. Health. Emerging into marginality : the effects of politically motivated sexual violence on women and children / Tarisayi A. Chimuka
  • Gender-inequality and the celebration of sexuality : a quest for a solution to the HIV & AIDS pandemic / Dudzai Chimeri --- Rite writing off rights? : male child circumcision in the context of HIV & AIDS in Zimbabwe / Macloud Sipeyiye, Tenson Muyambo
  • African theology of mental illness : an ontological spirituality from the margins? / Bernard P. Humbe, Elias G. Konyana, Richard S. Maposa
  • Part E. Other themes. Pentecostal response to gender and social inequality : the case of Celebration Church in Zimbabwe / Lovemore Ndlovu
  • Polarity and the quest for identity : inter-religious dialogue and the problem of the polarisation of African Christians / Canisius Mwandayi
  • Utilizing African traditional religions for the safety of children in Zimbabwe / Vengesai Chimininge..
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