Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Any discussion on Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe progresses towards a binary contestation between those who are for and against it. The first school of thought speaks to the development of Pentecostalism with much suspicion and focuses its critique on how the gospel of prosperity has been manipulated by charismatic preachers who have used it to amass great personal wealth (Bishau 2013). The second school of thought traces Pentecostalism’s history in Zimbabwe arguing that the contemporary prophetic phase is a continuation of a longer deep rooted m…

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Chiweshe, Manase Kudzai, “Zimbabwe”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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