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Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies

Pentecostal and Charismatic Spiritualities and Civic Engagement in Zambia

Authors: M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

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  • Uses interviews and analysis to provide a historical count of Pentacostalism in Zambia
  • Presents the first robust exploration of Pentecostal and Charismatic engagement in Zambia, dating from colonial times
  • Interacts with socio-political issues across the the fields of, African studies, political science, cultural studies. and world Christianity
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About this book

For the past sixty years, the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement has played a major role in Zambia. In this book, Naar Mfundisi-Holloway explains the history of this development and its impact on civic engagement. She opens a discussion on church-state relations and explains how the church presented a channel of hope in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, despite having a history that eschewed civic engagement. In fact, the pandemic propelled the church to work alongside the state in the fight against the disease. Using interviews and historical analysis, this book provides valuable insight into how Pentecostal and Charismatic churches have effectively engaged matters of civic concern in Zambia dating from colonial times.


About the authors

Naar M’fundisi-Holloway is an Action Researcher at the Territorial Headquarters of the Salvation Army in London, UK. She has previously worked as a qualified secondary school teacher of Religious Education, Philosophy, and Health and Social Care.

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“Naar M’fundisi-Holloway’s Pentecostal and Charismatic Spiritualties and Civic Engagement in Zambia is a well researched examination of the historical journey of the Zambian Pentecostal/Charismatic church’s efforts at civic engagement from 1964 to 2012. … this text is a worthy project which narrates the transition of the Zambian church from viewing civic engagement with suspicion to it becoming a major player in the social welfare of the nation.” (Jan B. Drayer, Pneuma, Issue 01, 2019)

“It was my privilege to supervise Naar M'fundisi-Holloway's PhD studies out of which this book has emerged. It addresses important social issues in African societies throughout the continent. No similar study exists to my knowledge. This excellent monograph makes a very significant contribution to the study of African Pentecostalism and indeed, to understanding Christianity in southern and central Africa.” (Allan H. Anderson, University of Birmingham, UK.)

“This is a brilliant book: its scholarship is rigorous and makes definite contributions to Pentecostal and African studies. It combines excellent social-critical analysis, in-depth historical study, good old-fashioned ethnography, and an awareness of the current debates in the academy. This book not only provides a vibrant history of Pentecostal/Charismatic engagement in Zambia’s civil society, but also demonstrates how this form of Christianity has helped to shape social, religious, and political identities of the nation’s public square.” (Nimi Wariboko, Boston University, USA)

 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Constructing the Identity of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity in Zambia: Zambia’s Religious Landscape

    Pages 1-33

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

  • The History of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in Zambia

    Pages 35-75

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

  • ‘Zambia Shall Be Free!’ Exorcizing Dictatorial Regimes, Embracing Democracy and Civic Engagement (1964–1991)

    Pages 77-110

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

  • ‘The Hour Has Come!’ Born-Again Christians and Their Influence on Democratic Zambia 1991–2002

    Pages 111-151

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

  • Towards an Evaluation of Pentecostal and Charismatic Political Engagement Post the Chiluba Era (2001–2012)

    Pages 153-215

    M’fundisi-Holloway, Naar

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97058-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97057-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07294-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pentecostal and Charismatic Spiritualities and Civic Engagement in Zambia
Authors
Series Title
Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97058-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97058-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97057-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07294-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 329
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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