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Title: A study of Frafra healing rituals of Kaaba and their implications for a Frafra Christian ministry of healing in Ghana
Author: Berinyuu, A. A.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1995
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Before the Frafra become Christians, they use their mythic world as an interpretative mechanism in times of sickness through the symbolic representation of Kaaba. When they become Christians and they fall sick, they are torn between returning to their old mythic world which they used to deal with their experiences of sickness represented in Kaaba, and being faithful to Western Christianity which hitherto has not seen the need to mobilise their mythic world and Kaaba in Christian ministry of healing. The use of Frafra mythic world as an interpretative mechanism of times of sickness through the symbolic representation of Kaaba is of central significance to the Frafra of the Upper East Region of Ghana. Therefore, a Frafra Christian ministry of healing has to begin with the Frafra understanding of their experiences of sickness and healing represented in Kaaba in their mythic world. This thesis seeks to gain some insight into how the Frafra use their mythic world in their understanding of their experiences of sickness in Kaaba, before we can determine what a contextualised Frafra Christian ministry of healing will be like. So we set ourselves three objectives. The first objective was to conduct among non Christian Frafra an empirical research into the nature of Kaaba and how they use their mythic world as an interpretative mechanism represented in Kaaba. The second objective was to gather views of healing from Christians, pastors, lecturers and students from two seminaries to determine how their views of Christian healing relate or do not relate to the traditional mythic worlds of their cultural background. The third objective was to use a contextual critical theological reflection method to analyse our data. The method of contextual critical theological reflection was used because our overriding goal in this thesis is how to contextualise Christian ministry of healing to Frafra Christians who fall sick.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.641557  DOI: Not available
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