The Pentecostal Gospel of Prosperity and the Divisive Nature of Mega-Church Superstar Men of God (Prophets) in Zimbabwe

  • Masiiwa Ragies Gunda


This chapter unpacks the Gospel of Prosperity to shed more light and possibly bring clarity to this subject for continued discussions within and across Christian and non-Christian groupings in Zimbabwe and beyond. It attempts to address this subject without the emotional baggage that has characterized the public discussion of it in Zimbabwe. In carrying out this study, a socio-historical analysis and a theological approach to the data is deployed. This is done in three major sections; in the first section, an attempt to define and trace the historical development of this gospel is made while the second section tackles the public discussion of the gospel in Zimbabwe. The third section outlines the key features of the gospel as it manifests itself in Zimbabwe followed by a conclusion.


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  • Masiiwa Ragies Gunda
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  1. 1.An Old Testament scholar and a consultant on religion, gender and sexualityHarareZimbabwe

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