Ndembu cultural liminality, terrains of gender contestation: Reconceptualising Zambian Pentecostalism as liminal spaces

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Abstract

In this article, I demonstrate how Capital Christian Ministries International has been conceptualised as ecclesiastical spaces for de-gendering. I have utilised symbolic imagination within the Ndembu cultural liminality as theoretical framework in theological studies. I have argued that the initiates in the liminal spaces subverted social normative through the process of un-gendering. The article concludes by arguing that reclaim and reconstitute ecclesia spaces as liminal spaces have potential to promote gender emancipation within African Christianity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3718
JournalHTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 14

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2.The? research?grant?given?by?John?Templeton?Foundation,?through?the?Nagel?Institute?for?the?Study?of?World? Christianity?under?the? theme?‘Christianity?and?Social?Change?in?Contemporary?Africa’.

Funding Information:
This work was supported with a research grant by the Nagel Institute with generous support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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  • Religious studies

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