Title: Western Theology meets African Spirituality: Spiritual Healing in Madagascar
Author: Robert Bennett
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This essay was presented to the 2012 International Association of Mission Studies Conference in Toronto.
The story of Madagascar is similar to many other early Christian missionary accounts. By the time of Christian expansion into Africa, the enlightenment had emptied western theology of much of its belief in spirits, angels, demons, and miracles. Therefore, western missionaries found responding to animism a difficult prospect. Across denominational lines, a similar story was unfolding….