Sexuality, Marriage and Singleness Among Pentecostal Indian Women in South Africa

  • Linda Naicker
Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)


The chapter argues that South African Pentecostal leaders have immense moral power over congregants and play a significant role in regulating the social meaning of sexualities, singleness and marriage amongst them. The nuclear family is often held up as a symbol of success, blessings and the favour of God. This chapter explores sexuality, marriage and singleness amongst Indian Pentecostal women and seeks to understand whether they find practices in the church life denying or life affirming.

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  • Linda Naicker
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  1. 1.University of Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa

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