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Moving by the Spirit – Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt - California Scholarship Online
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Moving by the Spirit: Pentecostal Social Life on the Zambian Copperbelt

Naomi Haynes


Drawing on two years of ethnographic research, this book explores Pentecostal Christianity in the kind of community where it often flourishes: a densely populated neighborhood in the heart of an extraction economy. On the Zambian Copperbelt, Pentecostal adherence embeds believers in relationships that help them to “move” and progress in life. These efforts give Copperbelt Pentecostalism its particular local character, shaping ritual practice, gender dynamics, and church economics. Focusing on the promises and problems that Pentecostalism presents, the book highlights this religion's role in ma ... More

Keywords: Pentecostal Christianity, Zambian Copperbelt, Pentecostalism, ritual practice, gender dynamics, church economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520294240
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294240.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Haynes, author
University of Edinburgh