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Afro-Christian Religion at the Grassroots in Southern Africa

African Studies Vol 8

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 1991
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0889462267
ISBN-13: 9780889462267
Barcode No: 9780889462267
This study seeks to understand one result of the syncretism of Southern African Christianity. It makes a contribution to complex and misunderstood practices of holistic healing among African traditional healers and members of the African and independent churches. It also explores evidence of ancestor veneration, possession by alien spirits, dance-induced trancing, and witch beliefs. The book contains a glossary of African terms (primarily Zulu), a 15-page bibliography, and indexes of names, subjects and biblical references, Both black and white researchers have participated in preparing the book, which should be of interest to missiologists, medical professionals, missionaries, anthropologists and sociologists.

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