Christianising Edgar Chagwa Lungu: the Christian nation, social media presidential photography and 2016 election campaign

SOURCE: Stellenbosch Theological Journal
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.J.Kaunda
KEYWORDS: CHRISTIANITY, LUNGU, EDGAR CHAGWA, RELIGION, ZAMBIA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10524
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/12644

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Abstract

This article investigates how the declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation (hereafter the Declaration), residential photography and social media intersected during Edgar Lungu's political campaign in the general election of 2016. It is framed within a missiopolitical theory to analyse qualitative material collected from January 2016 to February 2017 in Zambia. The missio-ethnography approach as an empirical missiological research which sought to analyse how the Declaration discourse has developed into a political ideology used to legitimized Lungu's political power and moral authority among some Pentecostal-Charismatic religious sector.