Recent Submissions

  • Mediating conflicts, promoting peace and preserving relationships: lessons from traditional African justice systems 

    ikpe, Ibanga B. (Philosophy Documentation Center; https://www.pdcnet.org, 2017)
    Why do Conflicts occur? Why do they recur? Why do conflicts escalate and why do they become protracted? These questions have been variously posed by scholars of conflict and there is a rich body of theory that answers them. ...
  • Between the just and the expedient: the problem of conflict resolution in Africa 

    ikpe, Ibanga B. (Philosophy Documentation Center; https://www.pdcnet.org/, 2015)
    This paper is about African conflicts and their tendency to persist despite attempts to resolve them. Such persistence has in the past been attributed to various causes but it is the contention of this paper that African ...
  • As it is in Heaven! Mimetic theory, religious transformation and social crisis in Africa 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Sage Journals; http://journals.sagepub.com/, 2009)
    This article is an overview of Rene Girard’s mimetic theory and its application to and implications for conflict in Africa. It accepts Girard’s basic idea that imitation is a feature of all individuals but disagrees with ...
  • Confronting a culture of silence in an African classroom: an exercise in philosophical Pptice 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University, Korea, http://www.kangwon.ac.kr/english/menu3/sub_03_01_02_14.php, 2017)
    Can Philosophy perform a useful function in contemporary society? This question is usually answered in the affirmative by philosophy teachers who point to the development of the mind as its most important tool, claiming ...
  • Prolegomena to a Critical Thinking Therapy 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University, Korea, http://www.kangwon.ac.kr/english/menu3/sub_03_01_02_14.php, 2014)
    Thinking may be a universal feature of human beings but correct, strategic and directed thinking is something that eludes a large section of humanity. Yet it is this kind of directed thinking that is needed in organizations ...
  • Reasoning and the military decision making process 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, http://cognethic.org/, 2014)
    The archetypal view of the military is that of a hierarchical organization whose members are conditioned to respond to command without question. Its election of obedience as “the supreme military virtue” portrays it as ...
  • Making money or spreading the gospel? An analysis of the mission of gospel musicians in contemporary Zimbabwe 

    Togarasei, L. (Unisa Press, http://www.unisa.ac.za & Routledge, http://www.informaworld.com, 2007)
    Statistics show that at present there are more gospel musicians in Zimbabwe than secular musicians. Consequently this paradigm shift has not gone unquestioned. People have asked what the mission of these gospel musicians ...
  • Covenant with death: the attitude of churches in Botswana towards the use of condoms by Christians, and its social implications 

    Amanze, James N. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2000)
    This paper examines the preventative role of condoms in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. It will be argued in this paper that because of the magnitude, severity, devastation and complexity of the HIV/AIDS pandemic there is ...
  • E-learning platforms and humanities education: an African case study 

    Ikpe, I.B. (Edinburgh University Press, www.eupjournals.com/ijhac, 2011)
    The advent of e-learning has been a welcomed development in African universities, especially in countries where the demand for university education far outstrips capacity. This form of instruction not only has helped in ...
  • Who do you say that I am? 

    Dube, M.W. (Sage Publications / http://www.sagepublications.com, 2007)
    This article is an amalgam of four talks given over several days at The Community of Women and Men in Mission Conference. The overall title 'Who do you say that I am?' covers the subjects of Jesus the Liberator, The Healer, ...
  • Towards a thinking military philosophical practice and Botswana military training 

    Ikpe, I. (Taylor & Francis, 2011)
    Obedience is traditionally the supreme virtue of the military and, for many people, a soldier is an unthinking automaton that has been conditioned to respond to commands and operate in strictly hierarchical environments. ...
  • Christianity and ancestor veneration in Botswana 

    Amanze, J.N. (Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
    Argues that although Botswana is predominantly a Christian country, belief in and veneration of ancestors continues unabated. Ways in which the resilience of ancestor worship is based on the fact that it is the core of the ...
  • Theological challenges: proclaiming the fullness of life in the HIV/AIDS and global economic era 

    Dube, M.W. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2002)
    Since the first clinical evidence of AIDS was reported two decades ago, HIV/AIDS has spread to every corner of the world. Still rapidly growing, the epidemic is reversing development gains, robbing millions of their lives, ...
  • Livingstone’s ideas of Christianity, commerce and civilization 

    Nkomazana, F. (University of Botswana, National Institute of Development and Cultural Reseach, http://www.thuto.org/pula/html/pula-home-page.htm, 1998)
    David Livingstone is often misunderstood as being a conscious promoter of European colonization of Africa. On the contrary, he believed that the key to Africa's future was the stimulation of indigenous development and good ...
  • Jerusalem and antioch: inter-state, intra-church politics in the Family of God Church in Botswana 

    Togarasei, L. (Research and Development Unit, University of Botswana, 2008)
    Most of the literature on religion and politics in Africa celebrates the role that churches have played in fighting the oppressive yoke of colonialism, in fighting the ills of ethnicity and tribalism and in the process of ...
  • Modern pentecostalism as an urban phenomenon: the case of the family of God church in Zimbabwe. 

    Togarasei, L. (Brill Academic Publishers, 2005)
    The past twenty to thirty years in the history of Zimbabwean Christianity have witnessed the emergence of a new breed of Pentecostalism that tends to attract the middle and upper classes urban residents. This paper ...
  • The Shona Bible and the politics of bible translation 

    Togarasei, L. (Edinburgh University Press, http://www.euppublishing.com/, 2009)
    The article discusses the politics of bible translation focusing on the Shona Bible. Specifically it looks at the translation of the word 'banquetings' into 'mabira' in the Union Shona Bible, the first complete translation ...
  • Images of Jesus among christian women in Harare 

    Togarasei, L. (Edinburgh University Press, http://www.euppublishing.com/, 2007)
    This study seeks to find out what has attracted women to Christianity. In particular, it seeks to find out the existential circumstances and needs of the Harare Christian women that have led them to be attracted to Jesus. ...
  • Reversed discrimination and the renegotiation of power in an African society 

    Ikpe, I.B. (crencas religioes e poderes dos individuos as sociabilidades, 2008)
    Gender relations in Africa have always been important especially given the active involvement of women in production as well as reproduction processes. Women have always been actively involved in traditional economies as ...
  • Ditumelo secondary literature review: HIV prevention and faith-based organisation in Botswana 

    Haron, M.; Jensen, K.; Mmolai, S.; Nkomazana, F.; Sebina, L.; Togarasei, L. (Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP), 2008-06)
    The following secondary literature review was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Botswana, primarily from the Department of Theology and Religious studies, as part of an assessment of the present and ...

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