“From fools for christ to fools for politicians”: A critique of Zambian pentecostal theopolitical imagination

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Abstract

This study analyzes how Zambian Pentecostals understand the meaning of the Declaration (i.e., a 1991 statement by President Chiluba that Zambia is a Christian nation) in relation to politics. Employing empirical missiological approach, the study demonstrates that Pentecostals hold to two diverging political perspectives— transforming politics from within and maintaining a subversive political imagination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-311
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Bulletin of Mission Research
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author received research grants from the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, which were funded by the John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohocken, PA.

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© The Author(s) 2017.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies

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