Rewriting The Bible
Its Canonical Implications and Meaning for Anglicans in The City of Harare, Zimbabwe
The subject of ‘rewriting’ the Bible has caused considerable discussion in several forums.
In theological debates this has led to the writing of a number of books.
In church situations, there has been a lot of talk concerning this issue.
In Zimbabwe, this discussion was popularised by Canaan Banana, in his challenge to the world regarding the unstable situation in Palestine.
Banana challenged religious leaders particularly, church leaders, to consider the current Bible which he accused of several weaknesses that include, elevating some people such as the Israelites over others, the Palestinians.
He also challenged the current Bible for suggesting that space was not homogeneous, in that some space such as the Holy Land is much holier than others.
His final blow on the current Bible was that it is oppressive in many ways.
Several people were incensed by C.
Banana’s proposal and there was a plethora of reactions in the local press from Christians who directed a lot of anger and disappointment at Banana.
Most of these people were church leaders, such as the retired Anglican Bishop of Harare, Bishop Peter Hatendi.
This books gives the response of Anglicans in the City of Harare.