At the Crossroads : A Call to Christians to Act in Faith for an Alternative Zimbabwe

Faculty/Professorship: New Testament Studies  
Author(s): Gunda, Masiiwa Ragies
Other Contributing Persons: Kügler, Joachim  
Corporate Body: Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 113 ; Illustrationen
ISBN: 978-3-86309-611-3
Series ; Volume: Bible in Africa Studies ; 21 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2018 (16,50 EUR)
Language(s): English
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DOI: 10.20378/irbo-53039
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-530393
Zimbabwe, a country that is made up of around 80% of Christians find itself as among the worst administered countries, among the most corrupt nations and overflowing with injustice. This paradox urges to question the role of Christianity in shaping the morality of the nation and in creating a just society for all its citizens. While acknowledging the major role played by politics and politicians in putting Zimbabwe at the crossroads, this book does not absolve the Church of complicity in making the country what it is today. Taking lessons from the Jesus Movement,, this book proposes ways in which the Church can reclaim her role in shepherding the nation towards justice, equality and equity. As the current system running the nation is anti-Christian at its core, it needs to be challenged by a propagation of the authentic faith in Jesus Christ. Christian leaders are called upon to re-direct politics instead of politics re-directing the faith towards empire sustenance.
GND Keywords: Zimbabwe ; Christentum ; Politisches System ; Gerechtigkeit ; Befreiungstheologie ; Kontextuelle Theologie |Afrikanische Theologie|
Keywords: Zimbabwe, Contextual Biblical Studies, Bible in Africa Studies, Liberation Theology, Jesus Movement
DDC Classification: 220 The Bible  
230 Christianity & Christian theology  
RVK Classification: BH 3450     BH 3850   
Type: Book
Year of publication: 21. November 2018

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