Ranganai Charles Chipere

Ranganai Charles Chipere

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title: An Analysis of the Theology of Experience as the major distinctive of Pentecostalism
Supervisors: Professor Allan Anderson and Professor Wolfgang Vondey
PhD Theology and Religion


Diploma in Education, Diploma in Theology, BA Hons Religious Studies, MA Religious Studies (University of Zimbabwe)


I Ranganai Charles Chipere was born in Zimbabwe where I studied up to MA level at the University of Zimbabwe. My career history includes working as a Primary School teacher, serving in the Scripture Union of Zimbabwe up to Regional Director level, lecturing in Tertiary Institutions (Seminaries) including the University of Zimbabwe and ordained ministry with the Apostolic Faith Mission. I moved to the United Kingdom in 2010 as a Missionary based in Manchester to date.


I have teaching experience in Primary Schools and Tertiary Institutions including Theological Seminaries.


This study is about articulating and describing theologically the Christian religious experience of African Pentecostals in Zimbabwe. It aims to demonstrate how Pentecostalism has popularized the Theology of Experience in Africa in a manner which has won a response from Africans because of its resonance with their own world-view and cultural values. It will analyze and categorize those specific Pentecostal practices and doctrines which are most logically linked to religious experience and the propagation of such experience, as found in the Apostolic Faith Mission, one of the largest Pentecostal denomination.