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Exploration of the healing ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC)

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dc.contributor.advisor Manala, Matsobane Jacob
dc.contributor.author Tacheche, Nchangfu Florence
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-02T15:50:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-02T15:50:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation Tacheche, Nchangfu Florence (2017) Exploration of the healing ministry in the Presbyterian church in Cameroon (PCC), University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24536>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24536
dc.description.abstract The renewal of interest in religious healing methods in the past few decades, in response to various perspectives of illnesses, is ‘blowing’ through the PCC-one of the reformed churches in Africa. There are two underlying assumptions in this project: the first is that sickness constitutes a major threat to good health and the second is that the ministry of healing in the PCC is not contextual in view of respecting and incorporating the cultural, social, religious beliefs and values of its people in the formation of meaningful healing ministry. The healing ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon is lacking in efficacy and essence because it does not make much meaning in the lives of the sick and their relatives. This project gives an overview of some of the causes of tensions that exist in the PCC concerning its ministry of healing. It critically analysis, interprets and discusses the empirical results of 26 (20 laity and six clergy) members of the Musang congregation alongside some theological reflections. The project explored and highlighted the importance of the traditional worldview regarding health, illness, healing and defines healing as the work of God and that it is imperative for the Church to focus on a more meaningful healing ministry that includes physical, spiritual, social and psychological aspects, thus healing needs to be holistic. Putting together the results of the literature review, the empirical research and the critical and theological reflections, the project suggests and affirms that there are theological, practical and socio-cultural reasons for the PCC to rethink, reformulate and reshape its healing ministry in the light of Jesus’ healing ministry. The project points out the theological, practical and cultural basis for a more meaningful ministry of healing within the PCC. These results reveal that the PCC has no choice but to embrace this emerging biblical healing ministry if it truly wants to remain faithful and in obedience to Jesus’ three but inseparable ministries of preaching, teaching and healing. Finally, the project proposes an integrated healing service as one of the ways towards a more practical and meaningful ministry of healing in the PCC at home and in the diaspora. Some objective comments and recommendations are also made. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (307 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) en
dc.subject Reformed en
dc.subject Reformation en
dc.subject Reformed tradition en
dc.subject Healing en
dc.subject The church's ministry of healing en
dc.subject The healing ministry en
dc.subject Healing service en
dc.subject Theological reflections en
dc.subject Experience en
dc.subject Health and sickness en
dc.subject African worldview en
dc.subject Causes of illnesses en
dc.subject Threats to life en
dc.subject Good health en
dc.subject Western worldview en
dc.subject Prayers en
dc.subject Laying of hands en
dc.subject Exorcism and anointing with oil en
dc.subject Contextual en
dc.subject Practical en
dc.subject Kingdom of God here and now en
dc.subject Satan and its principalities en
dc.subject Spiritual or supernatural world en
dc.subject Pastoral care en
dc.subject Compassion en
dc.subject In obedience en
dc.subject The sacraments en
dc.subject Sensationalism en
dc.subject Inseparable and practical actions en
dc.subject.ddc 285.16711
dc.subject.lcsh Presbyterian Church -- Cameroon en
dc.subject.lcsh Eglise presbytérienne camerounaise en
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Cameroon -- Religious aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Church work -- Cameroon en
dc.subject.lcsh Presbyterian Church -- Prayers and devotions en
dc.title Exploration of the healing ministry in the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Practical Theology en
dc.description.degree D. Th. (Practical Theology)


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