Indigenous Christianity in Madagascar: The Power to Heal in Community - Bible and Theology in Africa 13 (Hardback)Cynthia Holder Rich (author)
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In this context of powerlessness, an indigenous Christian movement offers empowerment and healing to people with mental illness. The movement, little-known outside the country, has offered care and community to many of society's outcasts for over a century. The impact of the movement's work is so great that national health officials depend on the movement for mental health services, which are woefully lacking outside the movement's camps.
In this volume, the movement's strategies for caring in community are explored, particularly focusing on understandings and uses of power among the powerless. The book includes discussion of power use and abuse by colonial, missionary, ecclesial, national, and international forces, analyzes relationships between the powerful and powerless, asks theological questions about power and the Jesus movement worldwide, and invites conversation on the potential power of the building of communities of care for people with mental illness in other contexts globally, to work toward healing, justice, and health.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition
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