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Rev. Dr. Ishanesu Sextus Gusha

Senior Fellow & Subject Matter Expert, Old & New Testaments, Transformational Leadership & Religious Studies

Rev. Father Dr. Ishanesu Sextus Gusha is an ordained Anglican Parish Priest and Senior University Lecturer educator extensive and strong academic background in Old and New Testaments, Transformational Leadership, Religious Studies and Pastoral Care and Counselling. He holds a PhD from the University of Pretoria, a Master of Theological Studies (Old and New Testament) from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Wisconsin, USA, Diploma in Transformational Leadership Development for Christian Leaders from LASOF Leadership Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe, Master of Arts in Religious Studies (New Testament) from University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, Certificate in Pastoral Care and Counselling from Christian Counselling Center, Harare, Zimbabwe, Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Religious Studies from the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, among several other academic and professional development certificates. He is a member of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars since 2018, member New Testament Society for Southern Africa since 2015 as well as member, Society for Biblical Literature since 2016.

Rev. Father Dr. Gusha is currently Chaplain at St. James and St. Philip Anglican Church, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in the Anglican Diocese in Europe.  He was previously Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Koine Greek in the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, from 2018 to 2021. He was also Dean at the Cathedral of St. Mary and All Saints, Anglican Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe, from 2019 to 2021. From 2017 to 2019, he was Rector at Saint Peter’s Parish, Mabelreign, Harare. Rector, Saint Aidan’s Parish, Seke, Chitungwiza, from 2012 to 2015, Rector at Saint Luke’s Parish, Mufakose, Harare from 2008 to 2012 and Rector at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Dzivarasekwa, Harare, in 2007. Dr. Gusha also served as Dean of Studies (Part Time) at Bishop Gaul Theological College from 2015 to 2021, as well as Part Time Lecturer in the same institution from 2007 to 2021. He also lectured part time at Wadzanai Training Center, Zimbabwe from 2008 to 2018, United Theological College, Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2015, Arupe Jesuit University, Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2013. From 2002 to 2007, he was Deacon at Saint Patrick’s Mission, Gweru and Assistant Priest at Silobela Mission District, Kwekwe from 2004 to 2006.

His publications include:

  1. Gusha, Ishanesu, “KAICIID: An Emerging Significant Player in Global Interfaith and Development Initiatives”, Interfaith Networks and Development.  Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 2022.

  2. Gusha, Tapiwa and Gusha, Ishanesu, “Addressing Environmental Issues Through Interfaith Dialogue: A Case Study of Southern African Faith Communities’ Environmental Institute (Safcei)”, Interfaith Networks and Development. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, 2022.

  3. Gusha, Ishanesu, “Paul´s Ethics of Reconciliation in Dialogue with Ndebele and Shona Ethnic Cohesion.” Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press, 2022.

  4. Chamburuka, Philemon and Gusha, Ishanesu, "An exegesis of the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25–35) and its relevance to the challenges caused by COVID-19." HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies [Online], 76.1 (2020): 7 pages. https://doi. org/10.4102/hts.v76i1.6096. 6 Oct 2022

  5. Gusha, Ishanesu, “An exegesis of the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:25–35) and its relevance to the challenges caused by COVID-19. An Exploration of the Theme of Neighbourliness.” Journey in Servanthood: The DNA of a Confident Church.  ISPCK, 2022.

  6. Gusha, Ishanesu, “’Teacher, This Woman Was Caught in the Very Act of Committing Adultery’ (John 8:4b): The Bible, Community, and Genderization of Sin; A Dialogue with the Social Identity Theory.”Women and Religion in Zimbabwe. Strides and Struggles. Lexington Books: London. 2022.

  7. Machingura, Francis, and Gusha, Ishanesu, “Biblical Texts, Ecology, and Sustainable Development." Religion and Development in Africa, 2020, pp. 455-472.

  8. Gusha, Ishanesu, “Exegesis of Romans 13:1–7 and its appropriation to the new dispensation of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.”HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(4), a6041., 2020.

  9. Gusha, Ishanesu, “A Comparative Analysis of Pilgrim Identities in Matthew 21:12-13 and that of Bernard Mzeki’s Pilgrimage.”African Journal of Religion, Philosophy and Culture (AJRPC) ISSN 2634-7636 (Print) ISSN 2634-7644 (Online). Volume 1, Number 2, December 2020 Pp 5-19.

  10. Gusha, Ishanesu, “The Appropriation of the Bible in the Zimbabwean Narrative by Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Lesson for the Second Republic.” Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe’s “Second Republic” 2020.(accepted for publication)

  11. Ishanesu S Gusha, ““I am a listening president.” The Second Republic, Rhetoric and Contestation within the Ecumenical Movement.”Politics and Religion in Zimbabwe’s “Second Republic” 2020.(accepted for publication)

  12. Gusha, Ishanesu, “Memories of Gukurahundi Massacre and the Challenge of Reconciliation in Post-Independence Zimbabwe.” Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, 45(1), 1-14,

  13. Gusha, Ishanesu, “The Book of Job and the Problem of Suffering: An African Reflection.” Sacrum Testamentum Vol. 1: Black Reflections on Christian Studies, 2018.

  14. Machingura, Francis and Gusha, Ishanesu, “Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Program, the Plight of Farm Workers and Peasants: A Dialogue with Luke 12:16–21.”Zambezia, Volume 44, No. II 2017.

Rev. Dr. Ishanesu Sextus Gusha
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