Dopatka, Reinhild,

The power of curses as it relates to Christian ministry : practices, beliefs, implication / [print] by Reinhild Dopatka. - 1989. - vii, 113 leaves ; 29 cm.

Typescript. Ministry Perspective Project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions, Columbia, South Carolina, 1989. Bibliography: leaves 104-113. Introduction 1. The Religio-Cultural Context: Animism 2. Curses: Actual Beliefs and Practices 3. A Biblical Perspective on Curses 4. Can a Christian Be Affected By A Curse? 5. Implications for Christian Ministry

Background Research questions Benefits of study Data collection procedure Organization of study. Animism-belief in a spirit world Animistic practices: magic, witchcraft, and sorcery Curses-a worldwide phenomenon Summary. Towards a definition of curses Why cursing occurs How cursing occurs When cursing occurs Conditions to increase the effectiveness of a curse Ways of counteracting a curse Summary. Curses in the Bible-a definition Biblical curses pronounced by God Biblical curses pronounced by men Biblical curses-an analysis Satan-the source of evil power Christ-the victor over evil Summary. Evidence supporting a Christian's vulnerability Evidence refuting a Christian's vulnerability Biblical evidence Conclusions. Animism and Christianity: comparison and contrast Understanding occult bondage Power encounter Effective Bible teaching in animistic cultures Preparation for ministry Summary.




Columbia Bible College and Seminary, Learning Resources Center.


Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions.--Ministry Perspective Project.


Animism--Relations--Christianity.
Religion.

BV4070.D692.P694 1989 BV4070.C683.D692.P694 1989

BV4070.D692.P694 1989 BV4070.C683.D692.P694 1989

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