oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Healing in the African Independent Churches in the era of AIDS In Botswana
|Article Title||Healing in the African Independent Churches in the era of AIDS In Botswana|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana|
|Publication Date||Aug 2001|
|Pages||220 - 231|
|Keyword(s)||Biomedical healing, Home-based care, Incurability, Physical disease, Prescription, Social diseases, Spiritual diseases, Traditional healers and Tuberculosis|
This paper examines the role played by the diagelo in the care of terminally ill patients in Botswana. Diagelo refers to the clinics or hospitals of the AICs. The patients studied are mainly those connected with the AIDS pandemic. The AICs have always been known as healing churches and many researchers have pointed out that healing is the major attracting factor to enrolment, recruitment and growth in AICs.
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