Baptism and the perichoresis: an educational retreat for healing prayer ministers

Full Title
Baptism and the perichoresis: an educational retreat for healing prayer ministers
Author
Andrea M Mueller
Abstract
A small group of mature Christian women, who serve as healing prayer ministers, participated in a daylong retreat designed to bridge a spiritual formation gap, which had not emphasized the benefits of baptism and its connection with healing. This gap revealed a lack of confidence arising from an inadequate understanding of the depths of connections between baptism and healing. After an examination of baptism -- the context of mission; God's image as "covenant-maker"; theology of the church (Justin Martyr, Martin Luther, perichoresis); and praxis (liturgy, St. Augustine) -- these women expressed increased confidence in prayers for healing, rooted in their baptism.
Advisor
Rodney A Whitacre
Language
English
Date
2011
Number of Pages
181