Description : This study of William Marrion Branham's ministry reveals much about the healing methodology of deliverance evangelists. Branham's theology of healing highlights the widely accepted role of evangelists as mediators between God and the afflicted. The dynamic growth of Pentecostalism in the twentieth century is a major feature of the modern religious scene. Branham is acknowledged as a leader of the healing revival movement. Although little known outside of the Pentecostal movement, his work had tremendous influence on today's televangelists and the whole of Pentecostalism itself.
Description : The important role of the diviner in the traditional society has been replaced by the prophet in the AIC; the prophet understands the worldview of his/her people, especially the cultural diseases. In some churches the office of prophet cum diviner is represented by one person
Description : The Apostle Paul embodied one more time after his lifetime in Jesus' period as the great mystic and miracle-worker known as Saint Hilarion. Today the ascended master Hilarion guides and inspires scientists, healers, musicians and those dedicated to truth."
Description : For those who have reached a level of understanding of the illusory nature of the world and seek to discern the reality that lies behind it, Sufi meditation--muraqabah--is explained in this book. (World Religions)
Description : Who are the men who follow the men who grub for the gold? Doctor Max Fifer and his assistant Ah Chung, having departed San Francisco for a new life in the wilds of British North America, having set up a medical practice and a drug dispensary in Yale in 1858, at the height of the Fraser River gold rush, even before colonial status is proclaimed. Fifer survives the treacherous Ned McGowan's attempt to instigate an American takeover and weathers the colony's lukewarm welcome for non-British subjects. Although an American citizen, a veteran of the Mexican war, Fifer is elected Mayor of his bustling community at the head of navigation on the Fraser River. However, his good fortune is short-lived. The popular healer cannot save himself from the depression of the economic slumps nor from the demented threats of a former patient. Told through the grieving eyes of Ah Chung, over the twenty-four hours while the town awaits the hanging of the murderer of their beloved Dr. Fifer, Prophet, Healer, Fool is a surprising glimpse into the private and professional lives and the politics of forgotten pioneers of the fledgling colony of British Columbia.
Description : Would many believers consider a wake or funeral an act of worship? What does it mean to say that in anointing the sick or administering Viaticum to the dying humans are healed? Such questions plumb the biblical and traditional depths of the paschal mystery. Just as Jesus' ministry at the social-religious margins revealed the center of his faith in God'??s reign, so also the church's ministry to sickness and death reveals much about the baptismal and Eucharistic worship so central to its entire life. In Divine Worship and Human Healing Bruce Morrill turns to the rites serving the sick, dying, deceased, and grieving to show why sacramental liturgy is so fundamental to the life of faith. Readers will appreciate both his compelling narratives from actual pastoral experience and his engagement with biblical, theological, historical, and social-scientific resources. Morrill invites readers to discover how the liturgical ministry of healing discloses God's merciful love amid communities of faith. Jesuit Father Bruce Morrill discusses new book on Liturgical Theology from Jesuit Conference USA on Vimeo. Bruce T. Morrill, SJ, holds the Edward A. Maloy Chair of Catholic Studies in the divinity school at Vanderbilt University where he is also Professor of Theological Studies. In addition to numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, he has published several books, most recently Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament (Paulist Press, 2012). His most recent book with liturgical Press is Divine Worship and Human Healing: Liturgical Theology at the Margins of Life and Death Pueblo/Liturgical Press, 2009). "
Description : “Werbner makes an outstanding contribution to the growing field of Anthropology of Christianity, ethnographically and historically. His writing is engaged and engaging, certain to appeal to a readership beyond the circle of specialists on the topic and field.” -Johannes Fabian, University of Amsterdam “Richard Werbner is certainly one of the preeminent anthropologists of our time. I pity the ethnographies that come unaccompanied by film. How threadbare they will appear in comparison with this masterpiece Werbner has served up. Or, perhaps I should pity the ethnographic films that come unaccompanied by text from a masterful theoretician and storyteller with Werbner's facility. This exercise in the anthropology of ritual performance and the cinematic is but the latest example of Werbner's ability to continually reside at the cutting edge of the anthropological enterprise.” -James A. Pritchett, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Africa Studies at Michigan State University “Holy Hustlers is a master’s work and the summum bonum of a long career in central African ethnography. Few could contribute more knowledgeably than Richard Werbner, as this study shows, to our understanding of the search for surcease of sorrow and for spiritual salvation. Werbner keeps a keen eye on the “hustling” aspect of this search, to be sure, but accompanying this perspicacity of observation is a deeper respect, perhaps even a reverence, for the meaningfulness that his Apostolics, his co-participants, in the search achieve.” -James W. Fernandez, The University of Chicago “This book is a sensuous and empathetic account of young Christians in urban Botswana, providing thoughtful insights into the work of charismatic prophecy and healing, the dialectics of “individuality” and “dividuality” and the generational dynamics of reformation in African Christianity. A fine piece of scholarship.” -Thomas Kirsch, University of Constance, Germany
Description : In the present volume James Robinson completes his trilogy, which deals with the history of divine healing in the period 1906-1930. The first volume is a study of the years 1830-1890, and was hailed as a standard reference for years to come. The second book covers the years 1890-1906, and was acclaimed as a monumental achievement that combines careful historical scholarship and a high degree of accessibility. This volume completes the study up to the early 1930s and, like the other two works, has a transatlantic frame of reference. Though the book gives prominence to the theology and practice of divine healing in early Pentecostalism, it also discusses two other models of healing, the therapeutic and sacramental, promoted within sections of British and American Anglicanism. Some otherwise rigorous Fundamentalists were also prepared to practice divine healing. The text contributes more widely to medical and sociocultural histories, exemplified in the rise of psychotherapy and the cultural shift referred to as the Jazz Age of the 1920s. The book concludes by discussing the major role that divine healing plays in the present rapid growth of global Christianity.
Description : Old Testament prophecy and wisdom are two of the main themes with which Norman Whybray, formerly of the University of Hull, has concerned himself in his highly productive and innovative scholarly career. In honour of his seventieth birthday,a distinguished international group of scholars have expressed their personal and professional admiration for him with essays that Are particularly rich And significant. The roll-call of contributors reads: Brenner, Brueggemann, Cazelles, Clements, Clines, Coggins, Crenshaw, Eaton, Gelston, Gordon, Goulder, Grabbe, Jeppersen, Knibb, Mayes, Mettinger, Soggin and Williamson.