Isabel Mukonyora is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and
Philosophy at Western Kentucky University. She teaches Introduction to Religion; Aspects
of Christian History and Thought; Christianity in Africa, Women and Religion, Religion
and Ecology and sometimes the Theory and Method Class for graduate students. Most of
Isabel Mukonyora's publications come from a variety of research projects on the role
of religion in postcolonial Africa. She is currently working on a book examining the
public role of Christianity in shaping attitudes to the environment, African religions,
and nature in colonial central and southern Africa. 

Books

Wandering a Gendered Wilderness: Suffering and Healing in an African Initiated Church, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group (2007)

This monograph uses an anthropological method of research to access information about an oral tradition...

 
Rewriting the Bible: The Real Issues, Harare: Mambo Press (1992)

In addition to co-editing this book, I published my first two articles as a masters...

 

Selected Chapters of Books

Gender, Religion, Conflict & Peacebuilding, Displacing the State: Religion and Conflict in Neoliberal Africa (2011)

Flyer reads: "Seldom have recent studies of African culture and politics directly treated ‘religion and...

 
Foundations for Democracy among Evangelical Christians in Zimbabwe, The Bible and Ballot Box: Evangelical Faith and Third World Politics, Oxford University Press (2008)
 
Gender and Marginality as Categories of Social Protest in African Christian Experience, Inculturation & Postcolonial Discourse in African Theology, New York: Peter Lang Publishers (2006)

This article shows how women members of a Masowe Apostle patriarchal church exploit the general...

 
Women of the Diaspora Within: the Masowe Apostles, Women and Religion in African Diaspora, University of Princeton WRAD Project, Johns Hopkins Press (2006)

This paper argues for the development of a multi-dimensional concept of the "diaspora" to encompass...

 

Selected Articles in Journals

An African Gospel of Survival in an Age of Ecological Destruction, Worldviews 14 (2010)

This article uses the example of African Christians known as Masowe Apostles to answer Ernst...

 
Masowe Migration: A Quest for Liberation in the African Diaspora, Oxford: Blackwells Religion Compass (2008)

This article shows how the Shona-speaking prophet Johane Masowe (1914–1973) adapted Christianity to the difficult...

 
Women and Ecology in Shona Religion, Word and World Journal, St Paul, MN: Luther Seminary (1999)

This paper examines the connection between roles fulfilled by women as mothers and crop producers...

 
The Dramatization of Life and Death by Johane Masowe, University of Zimbabwe Humanities Journal (1998)

This paper dismisses the claim that Johane Masowe (1914-1973) is a "Black Messiah" replacing Christ...

 

Other

Masowe Wilderness Apostles in Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. Bron Taylor. London: Concilium (2005)

This article introduces Masowe Apostles as an environment-conscious movement whose rituals and religious language tie...