Fortress Press

Competing for Caesar brings together, for the first time, key scholars working on various issues related to religion and public life in Zambia. They explore the interplay between religion and politics in Zambian society and how these religions manage and negotiate their identities in public life. This book analyzes recent religious dynamics in the nation's political life, and considers what constructive role religion could play to promote an alternative political vision to subvert neo-colonialism.

Competing for Caesar carries forward a unique commitment on the part of Fortress Press to engage with the challenges and opportunities of Christianity in the Global South. The book will be of interest to scholars, professors, and students in a wide range of fields.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506461519
  • eBook ISBN 9781506461526
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 260
  • Publication Date November 3, 2020


"This volume provides an excellent perspective on the role of religion, in particular Christianity, in Zambian politics. The depth and breadth of the contributors' knowledge of Zambia politics is impressive. The volume makes a significant contribution to the study of the intersection of religion and politics in Zambia and is an exceptionally compelling and must-read volume."

Muna Ndulo, Trinity College, Oxford University

"This is outstanding book that offers critical interdisciplinary studies on the multidimensional implications of the marriage of church and state in Zambia following the declaration established the country a Christian nation. These essays are a major contribution to the literature on religion and politics in Zambia as well as studies in world Christianity."

Elias Kifon Bongmba, Rice University

"This is a brilliant, timely, and relevant addition to studies on religion and politics in Africa. The volume is compact, scholarly, and informative. I warmly commend this book to readers keen on understanding the intersection between religion and politics in Africa and beyond."

Ezra Chitando, University of Zimbabwe