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Greener Journal of Art and Humanities

Vol. 8(1), pp. 1-9, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7819

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The Panorama of Pentecostal Philosophy of Life:  Its Relevance and Challenges in Contemporary Zimbabwe

 

 

Elishah Mutigwe

 

 

Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts,

Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, Bindura, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 020314088

Type: Research

 

 

In religious perspective, economic, moral and political prosperity has been forged, and attributed to the influence of the spirit of God. The study notes that, the Pentecostal theodicy has become the axis mundi of mankind’s endeavours for survival. The paper therefore, explores, and evaluates the ethics of Pentecostal Christianity as depicted in the dogmatic creeds enshrined in the china chemadzimai, kitchen parties, man of integrity fellowship and couples’ fellowship as practised. It also employs the descriptive survey to tap the original and the heart found emotionalism in the beliefs and their contributions in the devotee’s life. In addition, the research reflects on the applicability and sustainability of the main drills in the three main Pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe, namely Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM), United Fellowship  International Church (UFI) and Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Forward in Faith (ZAOGA FIF). In the last segment, the study bemoans the nature of immorality associated with some Pentecostal adherents, henceforth, its flaws as a philosophy of life. As part of its conclusion, the paper avers some recommendations which are suggested to mitigate the socio-religious strife facing humanity today.

 

Accepted:  06/02/2014

Published: 22/10/2021

 

*Corresponding Author

Elishah Mutigwe

E-mail: panaincar@gmail.com

Phone: +263 775 361 907/ +263 773 183 668

 

Keywords:

Pentecostalism; Philosophy of life; Holy Spirit; Ethics; Re-baptism

 

 

              

  

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Cite this Article: Mutigwe E (2021). The Panorama of Pentecostal Philosophy of Life:  Its Relevance and Challenges in Contemporary Zimbabwe. Greener Journal of Art and Humanities, 8(1): pp1-9.

 

 


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