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Spirit Possession in Christian and Muslim Communities

  • Andrea B. Rugh

Abstract

Spirit possession was arguably the most serious of the emotional and psychological problems that afflicted residents of the quarter. Its often extreme symptoms raised concerns about disruptions in family and community life. With no available “scientific” practitioners to deal with the problem, it was not surprising that religious communities established their own ways of addressing the issue. Noteworthy was the way spirit possession was approached in the two communities, in line with their separate theologies and family issues. Both kinds of “therapies” created the space for community members to support ailing individuals.

Keywords

Religious Community Muslim Woman Muslim Community Evil Spirit Spirit Possession 
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© Andrea B. Rugh 2016

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  • Andrea B. Rugh

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