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A Hermeneutical Challenge in the Fight against hiv and aids in the Johane Marange Apostolic Church

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Abstract This paper addresses the unique religious beliefs and practices of a prominent church in Zimbabwe, the Johane Marange Apostolic church. The Johane Marange Apostolic Church resists internationally accepted biomedical practices and social-cultural interventions in the fight against hiv and aids. The church resists these practices and interventions primarily because of its traditional Biblical interpretation. This paper argues that the church’s rejection of biomedicine and its promotion of deleterious marriage practices hamper Zimbabwe’s fight against aids. It advocates for a paradigm shift in the religious beliefs and practices of the Johane Marange Apostolic church including the valuing of girls’ and women’s education as part of the solution to overcome aids.

Affiliations: 1: Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity USA rn26@calvin.edu richardnenge@gmail.com

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2013-01-01
2016-12-11

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