The power of curses as it relates to Christian ministry : practices, beliefs, implication / by Reinhild Dopatka. [print]Publisher: 1989Description: vii, 113 leaves ; 29 cmContent type: unspecified Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions. Ministry Perspective Project | Animism -- Relations -- Christianity | ReligionLOC classification: BV4070.D692.P694 1989BV4070.C683.D692.P694 1989COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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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.
Background Research questions Benefits of study Data collection procedure Organization of study.
1. The Religio-Cultural Context: Animism
Animism-belief in a spirit world Animistic practices: magic, witchcraft, and sorcery Curses-a worldwide phenomenon Summary.
2. Curses: Actual Beliefs and Practices
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.
3. A Biblical Perspective on Curses
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.
4. Can a Christian Be Affected By A Curse?
Evidence supporting a Christian's vulnerability Evidence refuting a Christian's vulnerability Biblical evidence Conclusions.
5. Implications for Christian Ministry
Animism and Christianity: comparison and contrast Understanding occult bondage Power encounter Effective Bible teaching in animistic cultures Preparation for ministry Summary.
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