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Author Shoka, Tabona.

Title Karanga indigenous religion in Zimbabwe : health and well-being / Tabona Shoko.

Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8963975 SHOK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 157 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Vitality of indigenous religions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-144) and index.
Contents 1. Ethnography -- 2. Religion -- 3. Causes of illness and disease -- 4. Diagnosis of illness and disease -- 5. Traditional system of therapy -- 6. Independent church system of therapy -- 7. Interpretation.
Summary "Tabona Shoko contends thai 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Karanga (African people) -- Zimbabwe -- Mberengwa District -- Religion.
Karanga (African people) -- Medicine -- Zimbabwe -- Mberengwa District.
Karanga (African people) -- Zimbabwe -- Mberengwa District -- Rites and ceremonies.
Traditional medicine -- Zimbabwe -- Mberengwa District.
Diseases -- Zimbabwe -- Mberengwa District -- Causes and theories of causation.
Ancestor worship -- Zimbawe -- Mberengwa District.
Mberengwa District (Zimbabwe) -- Religious life and customs.
Mberengwa District (Zimbabwe) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780754658818 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0754658813 (hardcover : alk. paper)