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Prof. Fidelis Nkomazana

Fidelis Nkomazana
Faculty of Humanities

Associate Professor and Acting Dean

Location: Block 239 Office 101
Phone: 00267 71539853; 00267 3552628
Email Prof. Fidelis Nkomazana

  • Ph.D - University of Edinburgh - 1990-1994
  • Master of Theology, University of Edinburgh, 1989-1990
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of Botswana, 1985-1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Botswana, 1981-1985

Fidelis Nkomazana is currently an associate professor of church history and Head of Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Botswana. He studied for his PhD at the University of Edinburgh. He is widely researched and published on church history, women and other related aspects, such as the histories of the Anglican church, Roman Catholic Church, Pentecostalism, and Dutch Reformed church. His current research focus is on Pentecostalism. He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals, chapters in books and attended several international conferences. University of Botswana.

  • Church history in Botswana, Southern Africa and Africa
  • Gender Studies and Religion
  • Religious Movements
  • Missionaries, Christianity and Culture

  • Missionaries in the 19th Century Southern Africa
  • Pentecostalism: African Culture, Healing, Prosperity Gospel, Healing and Miracles
  • Pentecostal History, Development and Life
  • Gender Studies and Religion
  • Disability, Religion and Society
  • Christianity, Politics and Culture
  • Religious Movements


  • Pentecostal theology: Healing, Prosperity Gospel, History and Delopment
  • Christianity, Culture and Politcs
  • Religious Movements
  • Gender and Religion
  • Disability and Christianity 

Amanze, J.N, & Nkomazana, F., (Eds), (2020), Disability Is Not Inability: A Quest for Inclusion and                  Participation of People with Disability in Society, Mzuzu: Mzuni Press, 571 pages (ISBN: 978-99960-60-80-4; eISBN 978-99960-60-81-6)

Nkomazana, F. & Lanner, L. (2007)., Aspects of the History of the Church in Botswana, Pietermarisburg: Cluster Publications, pages 376 (ISBN:9781875053643).

Nkomazana, F. (2008), “The Experiences of Women Within Tswana cultural history and its implications for the history of the church in Botswana”, Studia Historiae Ecclesiaticae (SHE), 35: 83-116. 

Nkomazana, F. (2001), “The Contextualisation of Christianity: The Case of the Batswana of Botswana”, Religion & Theology: A Journal of Contemporary Religious Discourse, 8:1/2: 96-117.

Nkomazana, F., & Setume, DS.,(2016) “Missionary  colonial mentality and the expansion of Christia

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