Who Do the Ngimurok Say That They Are?
A Phenomenological Study of Turkana Traditional Religious Specialists in Turkana, Kenya
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
“This is exactly the right question! Lines has avoided picking up what anthropology has already discarded—colonial imaginations such as religion, witch doctors, animism, chiefs and tribe—and instead goes on a true journey of discovery. After a decade of living and conducting research among the Turkana of Kenya, Lines knows that life is never as neat as it seems when parsed with outsider categories. He provides us with a nuanced, complex, and contested account that draws the reader into the world of the Turkana and their Christianity.”
—Michael A. Rynkiewich, Professor of Anthropology, Retired, Asbury Theological Seminary
“For Kevin Lines, missiological contextualization of other religious traditions is not just a theoretical idea, but a mission practice he has used with great effectiveness. His approach to understanding non-Christian religious specialists is the way forward to continued mission success in Africa—and around the world.”
—Terry Muck, Author of Why Study Religion?