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Shona Religion of Zimbabwe

Takawira Kazembe

ISBN 10: 3848435896 / ISBN 13: 9783848435890
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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164 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.4in.This book concerns the spirits and spirit mediums of Zimbabwe: what they are; their organizational structures and functions in religion and traditional medicine; training related to traditional medicine; medium gender balances and views of nangas and herbalists. The book defines Divine Angels, Vadzimu, and Mashave and their roles in efficacies of traditional medicines. The relationships between spirits and their mediums, misconceptions, the phenomenon of spirit possession, bira and chenura ceremonies, matters of doctrine: judgement and life after death; relationships between spirits, spirits and people; differences between spirituality and magic; interactions between God and people; life styles of Angelic spirit mediums and their involvement in peoples gatherings; non-involvement of Shona Religion in evangelism are spelt out. Shona religious values and prophecies of spirit mediums which have influenced life in Zimbabwe are documented. Final discussion is on marriage and its role in shaping community values. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783848435890

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Title: Shona Religion of Zimbabwe

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This book concerns the spirits and spirit mediums of Zimbabwe: what they are; their organizational structures and functions in religion and traditional medicine; training related to traditional medicine; medium gender balances and views of n’angas and herbalists. The book defines “Divine Angels”, Vadzimu, and Mashave and their roles in efficacies of traditional medicines. The relationships between spirits and their mediums, misconceptions, the phenomenon of spirit possession, bira and chenura ceremonies, matters of doctrine: judgement and life after death; relationships between spirits, spirits and people; differences between spirituality and magic; interactions between God and people; life styles of Angelic spirit mediums and their involvement in people’s gatherings; non-involvement of Shona Religion in evangelism are spelt out. Shona religious values and prophecies of spirit mediums which have influenced life in Zimbabwe are documented. Final discussion is on marriage and its role in shaping community values.

About the Author:

Takawira Kazembe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science and Maths Education, University of Zimbabwe. One of his teaching areas is Natural Products Chemistry. His desire to understand the backgrounds of the main users of Natural Product Chemicals resulted in the study of Traditional Medicine and Traditional Religion.

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