• Babu wa Loliondo : Healing the Tensions between the Tanzanian Worlds

      Vähäkangas, Mika (Brill Academic Publishers, 2015)
      Tanzanian Ambilikile Mwasapila aka Babu wa Loliondo, a retired Lutheran countryside pastor, suddenly became the most visible media personality and healer in East Africa for half a year in 2011. He had received dreams in which God provided him with the recipe for a herbal medicine that would heal all maladies. Lutheran bishops who had all but abandoned the elderly pastor in his former remote mission field eagerly approved his ministry, while reception in Charismatic churches was mixed. After initial suspicion, the government strongly backed him, and the national research hospital vaguely endorsed the medicine, which is essentially the same as traditional medicine in several ethnic groups. Thus, in this ministry modern scientific, Christian, and traditional worldviews suddenly corresponded, thereby easing the tensions between the three lifeworlds of Tanzanian Christians. After the deaths of several HIV-positive patients who had abandoned antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the magic of the healer vanished.
    • Babu wa Loliondo : Healing the Tensions between the Tanzanian Worlds

      Vähäkangas, Mika (Brill, 2015)
      Tanzanian Ambilikile Mwasapila aka Babu wa Loliondo, a retired Lutheran countryside pastor, suddenly became the most visible media personality and healer in East Africa for half a year in 2011. He had received dreams in which God provided him with the recipe for a herbal medicine that would heal all maladies. Lutheran bishops who had all but abandoned the elderly pastor in his former remote mission field eagerly approved his ministry, while reception in Charismatic churches was mixed. After initial suspicion, the government strongly backed him, and the national research hospital vaguely endorsed the medicine, which is essentially the same as traditional medicine in several ethnic groups. Thus, in this ministry modern scientific, Christian, and traditional worldviews suddenly corresponded, thereby easing the tensions between the three lifeworlds of Tanzanian Christians. After the deaths of several HIV-positive patients who had abandoned antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, the magic of the healer vanished.
    • Babu wa Loliondo—Healing the Tensions between Tanzanian Worlds

      Vähäkangas, Mika (2015)
      Tanzanian Ambilikile Mwasapila aka Babu wa Loliondo, a retired Lutheran countryside pastor, suddenly became the most visible media personality and healer in East Africa for half a year in 2011. He had received dreams in which God provided him with the recipe for a herbal medicine that would heal all maladies. Lutheran bishops who had all but abandoned the elderly pastor in his former remote mission field eagerly approved his ministry, while reception in Charismatic churches was mixed. After initial suspicion, the government strongly backed him, and the national research hospital vaguely endorsed the medicine, which is essentially the same as traditional medicine in several ethnic groups. Thus, in this ministry modern scientific, Christian, and traditional worldviews suddenly corresponded, thereby easing the tensions between the three lifeworlds of Tanzanian Christians. After the deaths of several hiv-positive patients who had abandoned antiretroviral (arv) drugs, the magic of the healer vanished.
    • Back to the Future: Re-appropriating Religious Education—A Case Study Using the Black Church

      Hinton, Mary Dana (DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU, 2009-01-01)
      The article suggests that Religious Education, in practice and as a field, will benefit by exploring the history and practice of Religious Education in the Black church. Using examples from the history, curriculum, and process of Religious Education in the historic Black church, the article argues that the Black church offers a dynamic educational example for religion scholars and religious educators. The importance of reinvigorating Religious Education in the Black church is discussed and recommendations for future practice are made.
    • Background of King's Preaching Theology (Chapter One of King's Speech: Preaching Reconciliation in a World of Violence and Chasm)

      Yang, Sunggu (Digital Commons @ George Fox University, 2019-01-01)
      Excerpt: "From birth, King was surrounded and influenced by the black faith community. Both his maternal grandfather and his father were successful African-American Baptist preachers in Atlanta, Georgia. Put simply, "King was a product of the black church in America:" How exactly, then, did the black Baptist church-or the black church in general-influence King's reconciliatory preaching theology? There are at least three significant elements of the black church tradition that influenced King: the freedom tradition, open-ended Christian practices, and the particular interpretative tools of allegory and typology."
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Dr. Carolyn McCrary and Dr. William Whatley (background) sit next to each other and dine at table with other unidentified men inside the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      An unidentified man and woman.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      ITC president Dr. Grant S. Shockley eats with unidentified men in the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Dr. William Whatley and others have conversation at the banquet table inside ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Women in a chorus dine with a group.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified group eats in the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified group eats in the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified men and women sit at table inside the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified men eat inside ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Guests gather inside the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      An unidentified group stands and claps.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Dr. William Whatley (seated left) and others listen as unidentified man speaks from the podium.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified group eats inside the ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Group dines at banquet table inside ITC dining hall.
    • Banquet

      DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 2016-04-25
      Unidentified men eat inside ITC dining hall.