Inculturation of the Christian Mission to Heal in the South African Context (Studies in the History of Missions No. 17)
By: Stuart C. Bate (author)Hardback
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Examines the phenomena of the growth, in African Christianity, of churches and sects offering healing. The aim of the text is to present an understanding from medical, psychological, cultural, socio-economic, philosophical and theological perspectives. Starting with a description of religious healing, the text develops a theological model within which the experience can be articulated in terms of the Church's mission to heal. It does this using the theological notion of inculturation.
Method in contextual missiology; the coping-healing ministry in South Africa; the psycho-medical mediation - coping-healing as a psycho-medical phenomenon; the anthropological mediation - culture's central role in coping-healing; the sociological mediation - socio-political dimensions of coping-healing; the philosophical mediation of the coping-healing phenomenon; the theological mediation of the coping-healing phenomenon; what is the coping-healing phenomenon?; towards an understanding of culture which can inform a theology of inculturation; incluturation as key to the theological judgement; inculturation and the healing ministry; inculturation and healing - conclusion.
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