The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot: Zimbabwe

The Impact of Christian Protest in Sociopolitical Transformation, ca 1900-ca 2000

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Fabulous Moyo
  • Cambridge, England: 
    Lutterworth Press
    , March
     220 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot provides a balanced account of the role of Christians, Christian organisations, and churches in sociopolitical transformation over the bedrock of colonial and nationalist politics in the past century in Zimbabwe. Fabulous Moyo explores the broader social and political impact of prominent African Christian clergy who were sociopolitical activists such as Ndabaningi Sithole, Abel Muzorewa, and Canaan Banana. It also highlights the role of missionaries who contributed to the African struggle for independence such as Ralph Edward Dodge, Donal Lamont, and Garfield Todd. He examines the contributions of African nationalist parties and prominent politicians with Christian roots, such as Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, in the struggle for independence, and their contribution in the postcolonial era in light of their Christian heritage and the collective pre-independence nationalist ideals on nation-building and national unity.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Fabulous Moyo is teaching and research fellow at George Whitefield College, South Africa, and also serves as Extraordinary Senior Lecturer at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, in the Faculty of Theology.

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