Browsing Research articles (Dept of Theology and Religious Studies) by Issue Date

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  • Nkomazana, F. (University of Botswana, National Institute of Development and Cultural Reseach, http://www.thuto.org/pula/html/pula-home-page.htm, 1998)
    David Livingstone is often misunderstood as being a conscious promoter of European colonization of Africa. On the contrary, he believed that the key to Africa's future was the stimulation of indigenous development and good ...
  • Amanze, James N. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2000)
    This paper examines the preventative role of condoms in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. It will be argued in this paper that because of the magnitude, severity, devastation and complexity of the HIV/AIDS pandemic there is ...
  • Dube, M.W. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2002)
    Since the first clinical evidence of AIDS was reported two decades ago, HIV/AIDS has spread to every corner of the world. Still rapidly growing, the epidemic is reversing development gains, robbing millions of their lives, ...
  • Amanze, J.N. (Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
    Argues that although Botswana is predominantly a Christian country, belief in and veneration of ancestors continues unabated. Ways in which the resilience of ancestor worship is based on the fact that it is the core of the ...
  • Togarasei, L. (Brill Academic Publishers, 2005)
    The past twenty to thirty years in the history of Zimbabwean Christianity have witnessed the emergence of a new breed of Pentecostalism that tends to attract the middle and upper classes urban residents. This paper ...
  • Haron, M. (Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs; Carfax Publishing; Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13602004.asp, August, 2005)
    This paper provides a brief survey of the contemporary da'wah movements and Sufi orders (tariqah) that have redefined and reformulated some of the social institutions among the Muslim community in southern Africa. After ...
  • Ikpe, I.B. (Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP), December, 2005)
    This paper focuses on public morality in Africa and examines the contributions of Christian theology to moral decline in Africa. The paper points out the disparity between the theology of purnishment in African religions ...
  • Kelaotswe, O.N. (Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP), December, 2005)
    This paper examines the practices of traditional healing and how they are integrated or rejected by the African Independent Churches (AICS)in Botswana. The paper argues that in spite of some doubtful elements of rejection ...
  • Haron, M. (Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, http://academic.sun.ac.za/tsv/Scriptura/scriptura.htm, 2006)
    Southern Africa's Muslim minorities have been growing at a steady pace through procreation, conversion and migration. These Muslim communities have rooted and embedded themselves onto the Southern African soil and have ...
  • Dube, M.W. (Sage Publications / http://www.sagepublications.com, 2007)
    This article is an amalgam of four talks given over several days at The Community of Women and Men in Mission Conference. The overall title 'Who do you say that I am?' covers the subjects of Jesus the Liberator, The Healer, ...
  • Togarasei, L. (Unisa Press, http://www.unisa.ac.za & Routledge, http://www.informaworld.com, 2007)
    Statistics show that at present there are more gospel musicians in Zimbabwe than secular musicians. Consequently this paradigm shift has not gone unquestioned. People have asked what the mission of these gospel musicians ...
  • Togarasei, L. (Edinburgh University Press, http://www.euppublishing.com/, 2007)
    This study seeks to find out what has attracted women to Christianity. In particular, it seeks to find out the existential circumstances and needs of the Harare Christian women that have led them to be attracted to Jesus. ...
  • Togarasei, L. (Research and Development Unit, University of Botswana, 2008)
    Most of the literature on religion and politics in Africa celebrates the role that churches have played in fighting the oppressive yoke of colonialism, in fighting the ills of ethnicity and tribalism and in the process of ...
  • Ikpe, I.B. (crencas religioes e poderes dos individuos as sociabilidades, 2008)
    Gender relations in Africa have always been important especially given the active involvement of women in production as well as reproduction processes. Women have always been actively involved in traditional economies as ...
  • Haron, M.; Jensen, K.; Mmolai, S.; Nkomazana, F.; Sebina, L.; Togarasei, L. (Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP), June, 2008)
    The following secondary literature review was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Botswana, primarily from the Department of Theology and Religious studies, as part of an assessment of the present and ...
  • Togarasei, L. (Edinburgh University Press, http://www.euppublishing.com/, 2009)
    The article discusses the politics of bible translation focusing on the Shona Bible. Specifically it looks at the translation of the word 'banquetings' into 'mabira' in the Union Shona Bible, the first complete translation ...
  • Ikpe, I.B. (Edinburgh University Press, www.eupjournals.com/ijhac, 2011)
    The advent of e-learning has been a welcomed development in African universities, especially in countries where the demand for university education far outstrips capacity. This form of instruction not only has helped in ...
  • Ikpe, I. (Taylor & Francis, 2011)
    Obedience is traditionally the supreme virtue of the military and, for many people, a soldier is an unthinking automaton that has been conditioned to respond to commands and operate in strictly hierarchical environments. ...

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