Chammah J. Kaunda is a Zambian scholar currently working as an Assistant Professor of World Christianity and Mission Studies at the United Graduate School of Theology, Yonsei University, Korean Republic. He is also an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is also a Research Fellow for the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR). His current research interests focus on Afri-Pentecostalisticity in its critical engagement with decoloniality, poetics of mysticality and materiality, and the intellectual history of African theological ideas. Kaunda draws on various theoretical approaches, including African (World) Christianity, African philosophy and theology, decolonial theology, black liberation theology, missiology, ecumenism, anthropology, and political, gender, and ecological theologies.

Selected Recent Publications


Roderick Hewitt and CJ. Kaunda, Missional Preaching in Context: Equipping the Congregation for Prophetic Witness (Cluster Publications, 2019) 

Kaunda, CJ. ‘“‘The Nation That Fears God Prospers’: A Zambian Pentecostal Theology of Nations” (Fortress Publications, 2018) 

Edited Volumes – and Reviews Thereof 

Kaunda, CJ., World Christianity and Covid-19: Pathways of Faith (Routledge, 2022) 

Kaunda, CJ., ed. Religion, Gender, and Wellbeing in African Contexts (Lexington books, 2021).  

Chammah J. Kaunda, ed., ‘Your Body Is A Temple of The Holy Spirit’: African Pentecostalism, Genders, Sexualities and Spirituality (Macmillan, 2020)