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Wandering «a» Gendered Wilderness

Suffering and Healing in an African Initiated Church

Isabel Mukonyora

Wandering a Gendered Wilderness discusses the gendered way Christianity is practiced by millions of Africans, exploring how feelings of marginality lead people to go out to pray in a sacred wilderness where God is understood to be the source of life, divine wisdom, and healing power. Isabel Mukonyora maintains that different experiences of reality among the poor, the sick, and victims of oppression – the majority of whom are women – give character to the Masowe Apostles, a popular African Initiated Church found in southern, central, and east Africa since the 1930s. This book will be of great interest to students of religion, history, anthropology, and gender studies.