Dr. Chammah J Kaunda
University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa

Team Leader

Dr Chammah J Kaunda is Zambian by nationality. He is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.  Dr Kaunda approaches African Theology from an interdisciplinary perspective bringing systematic theology, missiology, ecumenical theology, practical theology, anthropology and sociology into conversation. He creatively and innovatively deploys the anthropological concept of liminality within theological and missiological studies as a decolonial tool for re-conceptualising African Christianity in the Twenty-first century. He is an emerging young African scholar and has written numerous articles and book chapters. His most recent peer reviewed journal articles include: “The Wilderness Wanderings: The Liminal Pedagogy for Mind Decolonization in African Christianity,” Acta Theologica 36/1(2016): 5-22; “The Public Religious Speech Acts that Does Justice: Reclaiming the Narrative of Resistance in the Zambian Context of Heterosexism,” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (JTSA): 196-215; “Reclaiming Ndembu Traditional Eco-Masculinities: An African Theodecolonial Perspective,” Verbum et Ecclesia 37/1(2016), a1514. He has co-authored the following: “Infunkutu (Sexual Dance) and Bemba Women’s Sexual Agency,” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (JTSA), (2016): 159-175 with Mutale M Kaunda; “Re-Inculturating Suum-Ngi Creation Worldview within Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Nigeria: An African Feminist Missiological Perspective,” Pharos Journal of Theology, vol.  97 (2016):1-13 with Benjamin J Pokol. He is also an Associate Editor of the forthcoming Anthology of African Christian (Oxford: Regnum Publishers, 2016).

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27 July, 2017

Call for Papers - Currents, Perspectives, And Methodologies In World Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA

January 18 – January 20, 2018

The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ faith

"The Healing City: Faith of Unity Prayer Camp in Kapyemi, Uganda" - Nsibidi Institute, 12 June 2017 (online)
28 June, 2017

By: Asonzeh Ukah

Religion, health and healing are intricately interwoven and inseparable in traditional African