Gender and Sexual Desire Justice in African Christianity

Chammah J. Kaunda, Mutale Mulenga Kaunda

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This article explores the nexus of themes of sexual desire, gender and prayer in the Bemba mythology of creation. Approached from Sarah Coakley’s theology of participation in the divine desire, the article utilizes email technique to collect data from African scholars both women and men with an intention to find out their perspectives on the nexus of the entangled themes above as embodied within the widespread Bemba mythology. The second objective was to understand the ways in which these three themes are intersected in the mythology and demonstrate how the contemporary African Christian search for gender and sexual desire justice might be linked to a gendered prayer. The findings show that gendered prayer could be a place of sexual desire and gender healing and justice for women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalFeminist Theology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sept

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Yonsei University, Project No. 2021-22-0085.

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© The Author(s) 2021.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Religious studies


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