AOSIS published the book Speaking of Satan in Zambia: Making cultural and personal sense of narratives about Satanism from the HTS Religion & Society Series.
This book, with author Johanneke Kroesbergen-Kamps, contributes to understanding narratives about Satanism within the Christian context of Zambia.
The University of Pretoria in South Africa published this book in partnership with AOSIS.
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About the AOSIS published book ‘Speaking of Satan in Zambia: Making cultural and personal sense of narratives about Satanism’
This book is published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
Many Christians in Southern Africa fear the threat of Satanism. This is the most comprehensive study of the African concept of Satanism yet from an anthropological perspective. It traces the history of Satanism in African worldviews combined with Christian concepts of the devil and spiritual warfare. An important contribution of the book is that it looks closely at the producers of narratives about Satanism and what they gain from these stories.
For ex-Satanists who give their testimonies in churches, Satanism becomes an explanation for feelings of isolation and misfortune that happened to them. For pastors who give ex-Satanists a platform, the testimonies form proof of their theology and their power as men or women of God who can fight the devil. Everyone who wants to know more about the idea of Satanism in Africa and African Christianity should read this book!