Women, religion and medicine in Johannesburg between the wars

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dc.contributor.author Gaitskell, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-16T12:19:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-16T12:19:35Z
dc.date.issued 1982-08-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/8727
dc.description African Studies Seminar series. Paper presented 19 August, 1982 en_US
dc.description.abstract In explaining the growth of independent churches among the Shona since the 1930s, Daneel lays great stress on the attraction for ordinary members of the curative powers offered by the church. Many joined because they personally or close relatives were cured in faith healing sessions. Unlike churches of outside origin, the African churches took evil forces seriously and combated them in a way appealing to the patient's mind. Diagnostic sessions grappling with the spiritual causes of misfortune seemed to be the key to success. Daneel, like other modern commentators, takes a much more positive view of prophetic therapeutic treatment, seeing it as essentially Christian in character.(1) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Institute;ISS 154
dc.title Women, religion and medicine in Johannesburg between the wars en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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