Makwasha, Gift Books

Dr. Gift Makwasha is a graduate from Boston University School of Theology, and currently rector of St. John’s, St. James Episcopal Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA. A native of Zimbabwe, Dr. Makwasha is interested in mission studies and world Christianity.

Repression, Resistance, and Revival of the Ancestor Cult in the Shona Churches of Zimbabwe. A Study in the Persistence of a Traditional Religious Belief
2010 0-7734-3682-0
Historical analysis of the evangelization of the Shona by both European missionaries and native evangelists examines the idea of a cross-cultural blending of Christianity and the Shona to create an Africanized Christianity. The author proposes a Christological approach where Jesus is seen as the ancestor par excellence in whom physical and spiritual needs are fulfilled.