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An African Gospel of Survival in an Age of Ecological Destruction
Worldviews 14 (2010)
  • Isabel Mukonyora
Abstract
This article uses the example of African Christians known as Masowe Apostles to answer Ernst Conradi'e questions about the construction of culturally appropriate soteriological concepts for saving the earth. It is argued that Masowe Apostles develop a soteriological concept that is comprehensible among Shona speaking people, and hundred of other groups of African people living with problems of climate change in Sub-Sahara Africa. With God conceptualized as the giver of life in whom to place hope for saving life the Earth, Masowe Apostles draw attention to elements of nature, by making it a point to worship in a sacred wilderness distinguished by barren soil, forests, mountains and sometimes the"Jorodani", meaning rivers at which people are baptized. Whilst not fully cognizant of the global need for Christians around the world to extend the longing for love and justice in society in eco-justice, this article shows that there is scope for such a transformation of Christianity in Africa.
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Publication Date
Fall 2010
Publisher Statement
"Worldviews" is a leading journal that welcomes for peer review articles on religion and ecology.
Citation Information
Isabel Mukonyora. "An African Gospel of Survival in an Age of Ecological Destruction" Worldviews 14 Vol. 14 Iss. 2010 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/isabel_mukonyora/12/