Healing, Mission and Worldview: A Study of Mizoram

Healing, Mission and Worldview: A Study of Mizoram

ABSTRACT

Medical mission was one of the important aspects of the Christian mission work in Mizoram. The introduction and application of western medicine was new to the people who have never experienced its knowledge or efficacy yet. However, its power, or magic, as it was understood by the local people, soon captivated the heart of the people and thereby paved the way for the smooth operation of the mission work in the subsequent years. The introduction of modern medicine was in a way, an attempt to prove the supremacy of naturalism over supernaturalism which was believed to represent western worldview and Mizo worldview respectively. Nevertheless, the Mizo worldview was not changed much though the agency through which they presented the western worldview was challenged.

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