Pentecostalism, female spirit-filled politicians, and populism in Zambia

Mutale M. Kaunda, Chammah J. Kaunda

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This article postulates that the way African Pentecostal women politicians utilize the religious discourse of wifely submission in exercising religio-political power reinforces populism and perpetuates patriarchy-informed politics in Zambia. It will demonstrate that their religio-political engagement is based on ideological allegiance to institutional political systems of power tailored to promote the patriarchal agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Review of Mission
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research is funded by the Nagel institute for the Study of World Christianity, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is funded by the John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Publisher Copyright:
© (2018) World Council of Churches.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies


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