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Power Encounters

Author : David Powlison
ISBN : 0801071380
Genre : Religion
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A critique of the deliverance ministries movement, showing positive and negative sides of its fascination with the demonic and sensational accounts, with guidelines for a more biblical approach.

Paradise Restored

Author : David Chilton
ISBN : OCLC:808512474
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New Age Masquerade

Author : Jonathan Welton
ISBN : 9781483527222
Genre : Religion
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By far this is the most unique regarding the New Age Movement from a Christian Perspective. Jonathan Welton reveals the history of the New Age Movement from Swedenborgism to the Modern New Age, while demonstrating that each of the movements leaders originally had roots within Christianity. The New Age isn't a Christian movement, but it is a movement away from a Christian foundation. Other Topics covered: What is the difference between a Christian and a New Ager” Are we to have showdowns like Elijah vs the Prophets of Baal? How do we discern the counterfeit from the authentic? Are you curious about what the Bible says about: The Age of Aquarius, the silver cord, necromancy, the Zodiac, ESP, Automatic writing, ectoplasm, and zombies? This book is for you! From the forward by Patricia King: Jonathan Welton has done a tremendous job writing New Age masquerade. In it, he brilliantly discloses the biblical foundations that have been counterfeited in specific New Age Practices... In now way is this book meant to invite the reader to embrace New Age practices or the deceptive roots that lie beneath those practices.

Vital Contemporary Issues

Author : Roy Zuck
ISBN : 9781592448517
Genre : Religion
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'Vital'...pertaining to life; essential; of critical importance. 'Contemporary'...of the present time; belonging to the same time or period. 'Issues'...a point or matter, the decision of which is of special or public importance. How does the Christian faith affect our understanding of vital contemporary issues such as abortion, euthanasia, and the AIDS crisis? How can we evaluate the moral conflicts of our era from the perspective of biblical truth, and what does the Bible say about social issues, modern-day claims to miraculous gifts, and the tragedy of suicide? 'Vital Contemporary Issues: Examining Current Questions and Controversies' draws upon the insights and studies of numerous evangelical scholars and writers to address crucial moral and social concerns. Some of the chapters included in this volume are: Biblical Absolutes and Moral Conflicts by Norman L. Geisler Euthanasia: A Biblical Approach by J. Kerby Anderson The Church and the AIDS Crisis by Timothy D. Howell Evangelical Pluralism: A Singular Problem by W. Gary Phillips Christian readers, church leaders, and pastors alike will appreciate the insight and guidance of 'Vital Contemporary Issues'.

Transformative Encounters

Author : David W. Appleby
ISBN : 9780830895502
Genre : Religion
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What would it mean for Christian counseling and pastoral care to take seriously the idea that God intervenes in the world? What would it look like for therapists and pastors to see themselves as opening the door to a miraculous divine encounter? How would counseling change if the intervention of God was not merely a theoretical idea but a lived experience? Building on Gary Collins's classic work, The Rebuilding of Psychology, the essays in this volume explore what a God-centered model of Christian counseling or pastoral care would look like. The contributors share the conviction that God is able to bring about lasting psycho-spiritual change here and now. Some of the topics discussed in the book include: Inner healing Prayer ministry Deliverance Christian holism Contemplative prayer Cognitive-behavioral therapy Emotion-focused therapy Group therapy Forgiveness Visualization and EMDR Addiction Life coaching This book seeks to encourage and aid counselors, pastors, church staff, clinical practitioners, academics and students in developing this kind of God-encountering, Christ-centered ministry of miraculous change.

Encounters With Power

Author : Jose Luis Stevens, PH.D.
ISBN : 1622037936
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When you leave the beaten path of civilization, you enter the world of primal and mysterious forces and encounter wonders you never thought possible. This is the territory of the shaman. To learn the secrets of shamanism, Jose Stevens has traveled to the remote and wild places where the oldest human spiritual practice still exists in its purest form. With "Encounters with Power," this respected teacher invites readers to experience his journeys to meet shamans around the globe and share in the wisdom he received. Power is everywhere encounters with power can happen any time. In my travels to meet these extraordinary healers, writes Jose Stevens, I ve had terrifying, enlightening, and at times hugely entertaining adventures. Power can destroy us or it can raise us up by teaching us and nourishing us. I may not be a master, but I have learned a few things that you may find helpful on your own quest. "

Facing The Powers

Author : Tom McAlpine
ISBN : 9781592442829
Genre : Religion
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Understanding Spiritual Power

Author : Marguerite G. Kraft
ISBN : 9781592443093
Genre : Religion
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While secularized cultures of the West have a great deal of difficulty dealing with the spiritual as a real, non-imaginary dimension of life, most of the world's peoples do not. Having worked and studied among peoples of several non-Western societies, Marguerite Kraft is convinced that coming to terms with spiritual power presents one of the greatest challenges for all those who work among non-Westerners in pastoral or mission situations. 'Understanding Spiritual Power' addresses the dynamics of the felt need for spiritual power in relation to a people's assumptions, values, and commitments, in order to provide a foundation for meaningful Christian witness in power-oriented societies. The Western Church, Kraft argues, under pressure from modern rationalism, has largely lost awareness of God's power and position vis-a-vis the spiritual realm so important in other societies. (Indeed, this loss of power could be one reason for the interest in Eastern and New Age philosophies on the part of Westerners disillusioned with the modern worldview.) Having worked among the Kamwe in Nigeria, the Thai in Asia, and the Navajo in North America, Kraft focuses on specific ways in which people in these three societies view reality and suggests how the gospel can be articulated in forms they can understand. 'Understanding Spiritual Power' offers a theological as well as a practical perspective on spiritual power. By exploring living societies, providing examples and case studies, and offering specific strategies, this book makes a powerful case for rethinking and recasting traditional missiological methods. At the same time, it helps Western Christians with ears to hear question whether they might not learn as much from those with whom they work as they seek to teach.

Power And Welfare

Author : Nanna Mik-Meyer
ISBN : 9780415534420
Genre : Business & Economics
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When the state punishes criminals, removes children at risk, or makes demands upon welfare recipients it is immediately apparent that it is exercising power. It is less readily evident that power is at stake when the state seeks to educate, advise, or empower citizens. This book focuses on how power frames these less coercive encounters, promoting critical reflection on the relationship between citizens and the state, and the exercise of professional power. Each chapter includes an introduction to a key thinker or conceptual framework from...

Jews And Power

Author : Ruth R. Wisse
ISBN : 9780307533135
Genre : Religion
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Part of the Jewish Encounter series Taking in everything from the Kingdom of David to the Oslo Accords, Ruth Wisse offers a radical new way to think about the Jewish relationship to power. Traditional Jews believed that upholding the covenant with God constituted a treaty with the most powerful force in the universe; this later transformed itself into a belief that, unburdened by a military, Jews could pursue their religious mission on a purely moral plain. Wisse, an eminent professor of comparative literature at Harvard, demonstrates how Jewish political weakness both increased Jewish vulnerability to scapegoating and violence, and unwittingly goaded power-seeking nations to cast Jews as perpetual targets. Although she sees hope in the State of Israel, Wisse questions the way the strategies of the Diaspora continue to drive the Jewish state, echoing Abba Eban's observation that Israel was the only nation to win a war and then sue for peace. And then she draws a persuasive parallel to the United States today, as it struggles to figure out how a liberal democracy can face off against enemies who view Western morality as weakness. This deeply provocative book is sure to stir debate both inside and outside the Jewish world. Wisse's narrative offers a compelling argument that is rich with history and bristling with contemporary urgency. From the Hardcover edition.

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