Concordia Theological Monthly

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trance, spirit possession, west africa, christian, pentecostalism, speaking in tongues, pentecostal, glossolalia, bourguignon, shamanism, afroamerican

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The author, a student at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, studied indigenous religious movements in Asia and Africa during 1969-70 as a John Courtney Murray Fellow of Yale University. His book about indigenous churches in Ghana, Eden Revival is in the process of publication. Observations of indigenous Afro-American churches in the Caribbean during 1971 were made possible by a partial grant from the World Mission Institute of Concordia Seminary.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 14:18-19; Matthew 9:32; Matthew 12:22; Mark 1:23-24; Acts 16:16; Mark 5:3-4; Mark 1:21-28; Luke 4:31-37; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39; Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-28; Luke 9:37-43; Acts 19:13-17; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars