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Moving by the SpiritPentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt$
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Naomi Haynes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294240

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294240.001.0001

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Pentecostalism as Promise, Pentecostalism as Problem

(p.1) Introduction
Moving by the Spirit

Naomi Haynes

University of California Press

This introductory chapter fleshes out the themes introduced in the prologue, particularly the Pentecostal model of moving, or “moving by the Spirit,” through which the rest of this volume can properly interpret not only the widespread popularity of Pentecostalism in Zambia, but also, and more importantly, its particular local traits. It also briefly looks into neoliberalism and Africa, and how religion in particular functions within the neoliberal context. From here, the chapter puts together an “anthropology of the good,” which acts as a relational model or a vision of an ideal social world. Finally, the chapter returns to Nsofu, where much of the book's study is situated, to discuss the expansion of Pentecostalism in urban Zambia.

Keywords:   Pentecostalism, moving, neoliberalism, Zambia, neoliberalism, Nsofu, religion

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