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Beyond Phenomenology: Teaching African Traditional Religions in a Zimbabwean University

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dc.creator Chitando, Ezra
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-20T13:33:23Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:55:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-20T13:33:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:55:26Z
dc.date.created 2015-07-20T13:33:23Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07
dc.identifier Chitando, E. (2001) Beyond Phenomenology: Teaching African Traditional Religions in a Zimbabwean University. ZJER vol. 13, no. 2, (pp. 177-195.) UZ, Mt. Pleasant, Harare: HRRC.
dc.identifier 1013-3445
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/6586
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/2230
dc.description.abstract The crusade by the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe witnessed in I999 during the Constitutional Commission's outreach programme was designed to have Christianity declared the official religion of Zimbabwe. This has the danger of claiming all the religious space for Christianity. This article examines the implications for the teaching ofAfi-ican Traditional Religions (A TRs) in the University of Zimbabwe. It is argued that the preponderance of Christianity and the emergence of church-related universities pose as potential threats to the viability of ATRs as an area of academic enquiry. If ATRs are to retain their status as an important component of human religious history, there is need for a proactive approach. The article argues that although the phenomenological 'method has been popular in the study of ATRs, it may not be adequate. If the marginalisation of ATRs is to be overcome, there is need for more radical pedagogical techniques in religious studies.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Human Resource Research Centre (HRRC) , University of Zimbabwe (UZ.)
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe (UZ)
dc.subject Education
dc.title Beyond Phenomenology: Teaching African Traditional Religions in a Zimbabwean University
dc.type Article


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