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Bibil Identifier bibil:213860
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Finding a Place for Jesus as Healer in Reformed Mission in Africa
Author van Wyk, Ignatius W.C.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-8 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Africa is a continent plagued with many sicknesses and diseases. Self-evidently health and healing would be major concerns and interests of the inhabitants. Reformed mission has formed a strategic alliance with scientifically tested medicine in the past. Africans do not find this alliance sufficient. They, however, need a medical mission that could deal with ‘African sicknesses’. The question is whether we need an alliance with traditional medical practitioners. Because traditional healing is linked to traditional religion, we are confronted with difficult missiological questions. The solution offered in this article concentrates on two dimensions, (1) an openness to and a respect for African culture and religion and (2) a radical rediscovery of Jesus as healer.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.864
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Healing
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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