This book deals primarily with the interface between religion and politics in the public square in Africa, generally, and specifically, Zimbabwe. It is argued that Christian religion has a huge potential of democratizing the contemporary Zimbabwean social and political arena. The focus of this book is the argument for a contextual theology that takes into consideration both social and political realities in the creation of democratic spaces.
Jimmy G. Dube, an independent scholar and Zimbabwean contextual theologian, received his Ph.D. from Drew University.
Acknowledgements; Foreword by Morris L. Davis; Introduction; 1. The Collision of African Religious Space with Western Imperialistic Christianity; 2. The Christian Solution; 3. Letting the People Down: The Church and Socio-Political Struggles in Zimbabwe; 4. A Quest for a Socio-Political Theology of the Excluded; 5. A 21st Century Socio-Political Theology of the Excluded Selected Bibliography; Index.