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

Chammah J. Kaunda
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 73, No 3 | a3718 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.3718 | © 2017 Chammah J. Kaunda | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 July 2016 | Published: 14 June 2017

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Chammah J. Kaunda, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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.


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