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dc.contributor.authorGathogo, Julius M.
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-30T09:11:19Z
dc.date.available2023-06-30T09:11:19Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.citationGathogo, J. M. (2023). African Indigenous knowledge versus Western science in the Mbeere Mission of Kenya. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 79(1).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/hts/article/view/245649
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26022
dc.descriptionArticleen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article sets out to explore the way in which Western science and technology was received in the Mbeere Mission of central Kenya since August 1912 when a medical missionary, Dr T.W.W. Crawford, visited the area. In his dalliance with ecclesiastical matters, Crawford, a highly trained Canadian medical doctor, was sent by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) at Kigari-Embu, in 1910, to pioneer the Anglican mission in the vast area that included Mbeereland, where Mbeere Mission is situated. Contending with the African indigenous knowledge in medicine, environmental conservation, agriculture and other forms of indigenous science, the introduction of Western science and technology, 1912 to 1952, the article argues, did not erase the former; rather, it complimented it. Pockets of general resistance were evident, though Mbeereland, unlike its neighbouring Mutira Mission of 1912, did not offer elaborate opposition to the Western science and technology, partly because the locals could have learnt about it from their neighbours who had experienced it much earlier. Through a historico-narrative design, the research article endeavours to primarily review the coming of Western medicine in Mbeereland: Did it conflict with the African medicine? Methodologically, the data have been collected via archival sources, oral interviews and by reviewing applicable literature. Contribution: The input of this research article to the HTS Journal’s vision and scope is seen by appreciating its focus on the interface between African indigenous knowledge and the European science and technology. Although the main focus is African versus western medicine, and how it was historically received in Mbeere Mission of Central Kenya, it largely speaks for the tropical Africa. The article is within the multidisciplinary areas in missiology and historiographyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOASISen_US
dc.subjectMbeere Missionen_US
dc.subjectAfrican medicineen_US
dc.subjectAfrican indigenous knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectscience and technologyen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleAfrican Indigenous Knowledge versus Western Science in the Mbeere Mission of Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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