African Traditional Religion Encounters Christianity

African Traditional Religion Encounters Christianity

country is experiencing, many Zimbabweans cannot afford the service of Western physicians. consequently, some people have turned to faith healing. in his book, Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia, 1970, M. l. daneel has explored the ...

Author: John Chitakure

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532618543

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Right from the beginning of humankind, God has never deprived a people of his grace and revelation. In fact, God uses people’s environment and culture to communicate his will. There is no single religion that can claim to have the exclusive possession of God’s revelation, for God is too immense to be confined within one faith. Hence, it was erroneous, blasphemous, and misleading for some of the early Christian missionaries to Africa to claim that they had brought God to Africa, a mentality that implied the non-existence of God in Africa before their arrival. Of course, God was already in Africa, but the missionaries either failed to discern his presence or just disregarded the traces of his existence. This book explores the religious beliefs, practices, and values of the indigenous people of Africa at the time of the early missionaries’ arrival, with particular reference to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It also evaluates the extent of the missionarie’s successes and challenges in converting Africans to Christianity. It finally surveys how African Christians have remained attached to the indigenous religious beliefs that used to provide answers to their existential questions.
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The Zionist Churches in Malawi

The Zionist Churches in Malawi

African Traditional Religions The core of traditional religion in Malawi is ancestral veneration. Anything spiritual is linked ... 276 Marthinus L. Daneel, Zionism and Faith Healing in Rhodesia, Leiden: AfrikaStudiecentrum, 1970, p. 22.

Author: Strohbehn, Ulf

Publisher: Mzuni Press

ISBN: 9789996045165

Category: History

Page: 566

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This book presents an African Christian movement full of vitality and creativity. The reader will meet believers who drink milk so that they may dream about angels, reports about funerals where the mourners dance with the coffin on their shoulders and church members who are ritually not allowed to fertilize their fields or wear neck ties. The author's unique insight into Malawi's Christian community addresses important issues in society. Why have 'Spirit Churches,' including Pentecostalism, been so successful in Malawi? Why do some religious groups still refuse medical help, up to the point that children die of cholera? How did the independent churches deal with the colonial trauma? In this masterful portrait, Strohbehn takes the reader from industrial mine compounds to rural colonies, where churches have set up their own spiritual and political rule. He carefully dissects the fine lines between traditional notions and Christianity's influence. We find a spiritual portrait of the Ngoni people, a fascinating cultural analysis of dancing and an encounter with a unique style of preaching.
Categories: History

Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship in Africa and Afro America

Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship in Africa and Afro America

Daneel, M. L. 1970b Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia. The Hague: Mouton. Faith-healing in the Zionist movement in Rhodesia involves glossolalia and exorcism of evil spirits. Detailed descriptions of healing practices are included.

Author: Irving I. Zaretsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000517521

Category: Religion

Page: 466

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Originally published in 1978 Spirit Possession and Spirit Mediumship in Africa and Afro-America is an incredibly diverse and comprehensive bibliography on published works containing ethnographic data on, and analysis of, spirit possession and spirit mediumship in North and Sub-Saharan Africa and in some Afro-American communities in the Western Hemisphere. The sources on Western Afro-American communities were chosen to shed light on the African continent and the Americas. The bibliography, while not exhaustive, provides extensive research on the area of research in spiritualism in Africa and Afro-America. The bibliography also provides unique sources on spirit cults, ritual or ethnic groups and will be of especial interest to researchers. Although published in the late 70s, this book will still provide an incredibly useful research tool for academics in the area of religion, with a focus on spiritualism and non-western religions.
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Area Handbook for Southern Rhodesia

Area Handbook for Southern Rhodesia

Christopher , A.J. " Recent Trends in Land Tenure in Rhodesia , 196170 , " Geography ( London ) , LVI , No. 3 , 1971 , 142 . ... Zionism and Faith - Healing in Rhodesia : Aspects of African Independent Churches .

Author: Harold D. Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4903095

Category: Zimbabwe

Page: 394

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Categories: Zimbabwe

Biblical Studies Theology Religion and Philosophy

Biblical Studies  Theology  Religion and Philosophy

He compares the diagnosis and therapy in healing treatment of the n'anga and of the prophet and notes striking parallels ... recesses of traditional beliefs”.54 The case studies presented in Zionism and Faith Healing in Rhodesia (1970), ...

Author: Fidelis Nkomazana

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789966734129

Category: Religion

Page: 605

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The Bible : a history of interpretation and methods /Johanna Stiebert --An overview of the Old Testament /Lovemore Togarasei --Major theological themes in the Old Testament /Masego Kanis and Lovemore Togarasei --A survey of the New Testament /Lovemore Togarasei --Major themes in the New Testament /Tlali Lerotholi --Religion, race, gender, and identity /Musa Dube --Reading and understanding the Bible as an African /James N. Amanze --Introduction to Christian theology : its tasks and methods /James N. Amanze --African theology : a contextual analysis of Zimbabwe /Tabona Shoko --The role of liberation theology in the post-independent Africa and the world in the 21st century /Moji Africa Ruele --Major themes in Black theology /Francis C.L. Rakotsoane --What's in a name? : forging a theoretical framework for African women's theologies /Isabel Apawo Phiri and Sarojini Nadar --The theology of the African Independent Churches in Southern Africa : the case of Botswana /Obed N. Kealotswe --Introduction to religious studies /Francis C.L. Rakotsoane --Phenomenology of religion /Ezra Chitando --African Traditional Religion in contemporary Africa : challenges and prospects /James N. Amanze --Christianity in Africa in the 21st century /Fidelis Nkomanzana --Africa's Muslims : expressing their religious identity /Muhammed Haron --Hinduism and Buddhism : an introduction /Garth Mason --A general introduction to philosophy : its tasks and methods /T.A. Chimuka --Logic, critical thinking, and science /I.B. Ikpe --Introduction to epistemology /Louis M. Manyeli --African philosophy /John Ayotunde Bewaji --Moral theories /Simon Mawondo -- Applied ethics /Joseph B.R. Gaie --Philosophical metaphysics in Africa /Kipton Jensen.
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Syncretism Anti Syncretism

Syncretism Anti Syncretism

It is, perhaps, because Zionists are so preoccupied with sorcery, and because the visible weaponry of robes and staves that they array against it is so ... Daneel, M.L. (1970) Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia , Mouton: The Hague.

Author: Rosalind Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134833955

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Syncretism - the synthesis of different religious - is a contentious word. Some regard it as a pejorative term, referring to local versions of notionally standard `world religions' which are deemed `inauthentic' because saturated with indigenous content. Syncretic versions of Christianity do not conform to `official' (read `European') models. In other contexts however, the syncretic amalgamation of religions may be validated as a mode of resistance to colonial hegemony, a sign of cultural survival, or as a means of authorising political dominance in a multicultural state. In Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism the contributors explore the issues of agency and power which are integral to the very process of syncretism and to the competing discourses surrounding the term.
Categories: Social Science

Myths and Rituals

Myths and Rituals

In the book, Zionism and Faith Healing in Rhodesia, Daneel (1970:11) argues that, the most specific power of attraction of Shona Zionism is healing; and he concludes that “the Zionist Church of Rhodesia are healing institutes.

Author: Vengesai Chimininge

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728391809

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Myths and rituals in Zion Christian Church (ZCC) of Samuel Mutendi in Zimbabwe is a book that comes as a result of my thesis from the University of South Africa (UNISA). The two religious phenomena, myths and rituals, are presented in the light of the Zionists’ own testimonies. It is argued in this book that a lot of beliefs and practices in the ZCC are adapted and adopted from Karanga religiosity and lifestyle. The book explained the critical role played by myths and rituals in the origins and development of the ZCC of Samuel Mutendi in Zimbabwe. As we read throughout this book, we are going to see that myths and rituals are treated as two sides of the same coin in the ZCC worldview. The relationship between the two is thus inseparable. Among the members of ZCC, myths and rituals grow pari passu, that is, at the same time. In this case, we can see that in the ZCC ecclesiastical worldview, myths and rituals are of equal importance, not only in theory but also in practice. Indeed, they act as nectar that attracts a lot of people to join the ZCC since the two have a therapeutic value.
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Wandering a Gendered Wilderness

Wandering a Gendered Wilderness

The Shona Peoples : An Ethnography of the Contemporary Shona with Special Reference to Their Religion . Gweru : Mambo Press , 1987 . ... Zionism and Faith Healing in Rhodesia : Aspects of African Independent Churches .

Author: Isabel Mukonyora

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820488836

Category: History

Page: 154

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Original Scholarly Monograph
Categories: History

Religious Change In Zambia

Religious Change In Zambia

Colson, E. (1958), Marriage and the Family among the plateau Tonga of Northern Rhodesia, Manchester University Press for Rhodes- Livingstone ... Daneel, M.L. (1970b), Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia, The Hague/Paris: Mouton ...

Author: Van

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136134661

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Published in 1981, Religious Change in Zambia is a valuable contribution to the field of Middle East Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Religious Change in Zambia

Religious Change in Zambia

Colson, E. (1958),Marriage and the Family among the plateau Tonga ofNorthern Rhodesia, Manchester University Press for RhodesLivingstone Institute. ... Daneel, M.L. (1970b), Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia, ...

Author: Wim M. J. van Binsbergen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710300003

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Theoretical Exploratns In Africa

Theoretical Exploratns In Africa

By that time, Bishop Mutendi had already spent two years in Zimbabwe as a Zionist evangelist; Lekhanyane, whom he supported in a schism, ordained him as a minister in his ... Daneel, M. L. (1970b), Zionism and Faith Healing in Rhodesia, ...

Author: Van

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136137860

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Borders and Healers

Borders and Healers

Zionism and Faith - Healing in Rhodesia . The Hague : Mouton & Co. 1988. Old and New in Southern Shona Independent Churches . Vol . 3 , Leadership and Fission Dynamics . Gweru , Zimbabwe : Mambo Press . 1992.

Author: Tracy J. Luedke

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 0253218055

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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This important book contributes to understandings of the ways in which healing practices in southeast Africa mediate divides between the wealthy and the impoverished, the traditional and the modern, the local and the global.
Categories: Social Science

European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa

European Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa

Daneel , M.L. , 1970a , The God of the Matopo Hills : An Essay on the Mwari Cult in Rhodesia , The Hague , etc .: Mouton , 1970 . Daneel , M.L. , 1970b , Zionism and Faith - healing in Rhodesia : Aspects of an African Independent Church ...

Author: Frieder Ludwig

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447050020

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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This volume comprises case studies of five centuries of European encounters with and imaginations of Africa encompassing her triple religious heritage: African Traditional Religions, Christianity and Islam. The introductory chapters outline the challenges and present overviews; some of them also analyze the early accounts of European travelers and missionaries. The following contributions examine the lasting legacy of the European Enlightenment in employing an ambivalent language of human equality and universalism, while in actual fact consigning Africa to an inferior position. It has been difficult for western scholars to divorce themselves wholly from the perceptions thus established. However, there have been quite different approaches. This is indicated in the papers discussing the role and impact of influential European academics (scholars of religion, theologians, historians and social scientists) during the colonial and postcolonial period. Other contributions examine specific institutional centers of African religious studies in Europe. The concluding chapters critically assess European approaches and their use for the study of religion in Africa from an African perspective.
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Public Health at the Border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique 1890 1940

Public Health at the Border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique  1890   1940

Daneel, M. L. Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia: Aspects of African Independent Churches. The Hague: Mouton and Co, 1970. Daneel, M. L. Old and New in the Southern Shona Independent Churches, Volume I: Background and Rise of the ...

Author: Francis Dube

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030475352

Category: History

Page: 258

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This book is the first major work to explore the utility of the border as a theoretical, methodological, and interpretive construct for understanding colonial public health by considering African experiences in the Zimbabwe-Mozambique borderland. It examines the impact of colonial public health measures such as medical examinations/inspections, vaccinations, and border surveillance on African villagers in this borderland. The book asks whether the conjunction of a particular colonized society, a distinctive kind of colonialism, and a particular territorial border generated reluctance to embrace public health because of certain colonial circumstances which impeded the acceptance of therapeutic alternatives that were embraced by colonized people elsewhere. It asks historians to look elsewhere for similar kinds of histories involving racialized application of public health policies in colonial borderlands.
Categories: History

The Origins and Development of African Theology

The Origins and Development of African Theology

He discusses the recruitment techniques among the Vapostori and other Zionist-oriented movements in the Fort Victoria area. He has also written Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia. Because Daneel's work is primarily descriptive, ...

Author: Gwinyai H. Muzorewa

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579103392

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe

Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe

Chiedza buses operate between Masvingo and Musume in Mberengwa. Zionists from Mberengwa are involved in church activities which take place in Masvingo and other places. Faith healing is dominant with the use of injections, newspapers, ...

Author: Tabona Shoko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109631

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant to research in the study of African religions. Analysing the traditional Karanga views of the causes of illness and disease, mechanisms of diagnosis at their disposal and the methods they use to restore health, Shoko discusses the views of a specific African Independent Church of the Apostolic tradition. The conclusion Shoko reaches about the central religious concerns of the Karanga people is derived from detailed field research consisting of interviews and participant observation. This book testifies that the centrality of health and well-being is not only confined to traditional religion but reflects its adaptive potential in new religious systems manifest in the phenomenon of Independent Churches. Rather than succumbing to the folly of static generalizations, Tabona Shoko offers important insights into a particular society upon which theories can be reassessed, adding new dimensions to modern features of the religious scene in Africa.
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A Theological Diagnosis

A Theological Diagnosis

Daneel, M. L. (1970) Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia; Aspects of African Independent Churches. The Hague: Mouton. Darwin, C. (2010) The Origin of Species. New York, NY: New York University Press. (Original work published 1859.) ...

Author: Matt Edmonds

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857004964

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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As society becomes progressively dominated by an ideology of healthy living, Matt Edmonds makes a vital critique of contemporary efforts to remove 'disability' from the world around us. Surveying the logic and language of both secular and religious health movements, Edmonds highlights the misplaced generalisations and dubious values that cumulatively serve to undermine individual inclusion and well-being on a day-to-day basis. 'A Theological Diagnosis' seeks a new direction. From the resources of Christian theology it finds a paradigm with which to examine the infections of genetic theory, faith healing and the meaning of 'disability' so as to prescribe a way forward for both believer and non-believer alike. Combining history, theology and thoughtful analysis, this is a prescription that none of us can afford to ignore. Quite simply, there is little time left.
Categories: Psychology

The Go Between God

The Go Between God

to find God through such a cerebral religion as the Christianity it has so far encountered. That is what the revival movements, the Zionist sects, ... See also the same author's Zionism and Faith-Healing in Rhodesia, 1970.

Author: John V Taylor

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334060147

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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John Taylor’s most famous book is a reminder that the Holy Spirit urges us toward a communal humanity. Taylor’s is a message especially pertinent in an age of crushing multinational capitalism and a rising tide of individual greed and fear of the Other. Based on his Cadbury lectures delivered in 1967, The Go-Between God is now considered one of the most important works ever written on the Holy Spirit and mission. This edition contains a new foreword by Jonny Baker.
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