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

Organization Unit: Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author(s): Gunda, Masiiwa Ragies
Other Contributing Persons: Kügler, Joachim
Publishing Institution: Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Issue Date: 2018
Page count/Size: 113 Seiten : Illustrationen
Bamberg Series: Bible in Africa Studies
Volume: 21
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.
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Catchwords: Zimbabwe ; Christentum ; Politisches System ; Gerechtigkeit ; Befreiungstheologie ; Kontextuelle Theologie |Afrikanische Theologie|
Keywords: Zimbabwe, Contextual Biblical Studies, Bible in Africa Studies, Liberation Theology, Jesus Movement
DDC Subject Keywords: 220 Bibel
230 Christentum, Christliche Theologie
RVK - Regensburger Verbundklassifikation: BH 3850 ; BH 3450
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-530393
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ISBN: 978-3-86309-611-3
Document Type: Book
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International
Publication date: 19. September 2019

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