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Title:President Frederick J.T. Chiluba of Zambia: The Christian Nation and Democracy
Author:Phiri, Isabel A.
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:African Independent Churches
Church and State
Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
About person:Frederick Jacob Titus Chiluba (1943-)ISNI
Abstract:This paper focuses on the career of Frederick Chiluba, from his election as President of Zambia in October 1991 to his renunciation of standing for a third term in April 2001. The paper argues first that, in his book on democracy and in his declaration of Zambia as a Christian nation, Chiluba set up the criteria by which his presidency would be judged and ultimately found wanting. Second, it argues that the Christian nation concept has had the inadvertent consequence of giving evangelicals a clear basis on which to judge Chiluba and the Zambian State, and hence has served as a catalyst for more energetic and extensive evangelical political engagement. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]