This chapter seeks to explore the Karanga, independent, Apostolic Church of St

Elijah Chikoro Chomweya (School of the Holy Spirit)’s therapeutic system through

examination of the wider historical precincts of Christianization and colonization

in Africa and in our particular context in Zimbabwe. In order to attain relevance

to contemporary religious developments, it also examines the terminology and

historiography of the study of new religious movements, its traits and socio-cultural,

politico-economic and religious motivating factors, which culminated in the dawn

of independent and new religious movements and its propensity towards inter-

denominalization, urbanization, modernization and globalization. The chapter also

tries to penetrate into the new church’s medical views as expressed in terms of causal

explanation, techniques for diagnosis and methods of therapy.