Holy Water and Evil Spirits

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Katharina Wilkens

Religious Healing in East Africa

ISBN 978-3-643-11179-1
Band-Nr. 47
Jahr 2011
Seiten 304
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In Tanzania, the Marian Faith Healing Ministry offers Catholic healing
rituals under the patronage of the Virgin Mary. Exorcism and a special
water service are central to the healing process. People bring physical,
spiritual and social afflictions before the group’s leader, Felicien
Nkwera. Combining the perspectives of the study of religions and medical
anthropology, the author analyses Nkwera’s pastoral texts and the personal
healing narratives of the members. Thus, a complex image of the healing
process is created and framed within its Tanzanian interreligious context
and its global conservative Catholic context.