Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/17/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 464
ISBN : 9781467000123
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 464
ISBN : 9781467000130

About the Book

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AMONG SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS:  Revealed that African traditional medicine could be used in the explicable or inexplicable form.  Examined the veracity of the claim that the practice and use of African traditional medicine amounted to idolatry,  Identified the patterns and extent of the practice and use of traditional medicine among the Seventh-day Adventists in particular and Christians in general,  Analyzed the social, economic and spiritual impacts of the practice and use of traditional medicine on Seventh-day Adventists and other Christians.  Discussed the interplay between African traditional medical practices and Western medical practices in the health care delivery system of the Seventh-day Adventists.  Discovered that Seventh-day Adventists use the explicable form of African traditional medicine to meet their health needs because it was affordable, available and effective to meet their health needs.  Demonstrated that using the explicable form of African traditional medicine to meet the health needs of Seventh-day Adventists is supported by the Bible and Ellen G. White, who said among other things that: God has caused to grow out of the ground, herbs for the use of man, and if we understand the nature of these roots and herbs, and make a right use of them, there would not be a necessity of running to the doctor so frequently, and people would be in much better health than they are today. (Selected Messages, bk. 2, pp. 297-298)

About the Author

Philemon O. Amanze, Ph. D is an Associate Professor of Comparative Religion and Church Ministry in the Religious Studies Department, as well as the Director of the Ellen G. White - SDA Research Centre, Babcock University Nigeria. He is married to Ruth Chinkata and they are blessed with a son, Joseph Chizaramekpere.