Christian faith and power

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Abstract

Power is part of human life. We speak of military, police and economic power. We speak of power in relationships between husbands and wives, and between parents and children. Religious people may speak of being overcome by a spiritual power. The use of the work 'power' is quie fluid. It is related to varied social interactions such as force, influence, authority, control, domination and even violence. When we speak of power as it related to the Christian faith, we seek to interrelate our experience and our use of power with that which concerns us ultimately, our faith in Jesus Christ.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPastor's Bible Study
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: A new interpreter's Bible study
EditorsDavid Albert Farmer
Place of PublicationNashville
PublisherAbingdon Press
Pages185-211
Number of pages27
Volume1
Edition5
ISBN (Print)0687043646
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Lorenzen, T. (2004). Christian faith and power. In D. A. Farmer (Ed.), Pastor's Bible Study: Volume 1: A new interpreter's Bible study (5 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 185-211). Abingdon Press.