Spiritual Conflict

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Distributed Learning Course: INTR 567 Spiritual Conflict (2 hours)

A. Scott Moreau, D.Miss.

Description

This course provides an examination of the principles and dynamics of spiritual conflict. Issues include theoretical considerations in the areas of theological reflection and cultural analysis, pragmatic considerations such as spiritual discipline and counseling approaches, and an overview of spiritual conflict issues.

Objectives

In this course, you will:

1. Explore the concept of spiritual conflict as a divine drama played out in the Scriptures.

2. Reflect on personal and theological questions of significance to spiritual conflict.

3. Grasp the need for a thoroughly biblical approach to spiritual conflict.

4. Examine the theaters of spiritual conflict, giving special attention to the mind.

5. Consider selected aspects of spiritual conflict in the North American setting.

Outline

Section One: The Divine Drama of Spiritual Conflict

Act 1: Creation

Act 2: Bondage Through the Fall

Act 3: God's People Called to Freedom

Act 4: Freedom Established on the Cross

Act 5: Freedom Inaugurated in the Church

Act 6: Freedom Fully Manifested through the Parousia

Section Two: Practical Considerations of Spiritual Conflict

Theaters of Spiritual Conflict: The Theater of the Mind

The Thinking Mind

The Choosing Mind

The Feeling Mind

Theaters of Spiritual Conflict: The Theater of Holiness

Theaters of Spiritual Conflict: The Theater of Service and Ministry

Spiritual Conflict in the North American Cultural Context

Materials

One Cassette Album (8 audio-cassettes)

One Manual

One Reader (compendium of articles and book excerpts)

Textbooks

Allender, Dan and Tremper Longman. Bold Love. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1992.

Anderson, Neil T. The Bondage Breaker. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1990.

________. Steps to Freedom. LaHabra, CA: Freedom in Christ Ministries, 1993.

Arnold, Clinton E. Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.

Moreau, A. Scott. The World of the Spirits. Nairobi, Kenya: Evangel Publishing House, 1990.

The Bible.

Evaluation

Two Reflection Papers

One Research Paper

Contact Information

Distance Learning, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593; telephone: toll-free USA (800) 888-0141 or (630) 752-5191 from anywhere; fax: (630) 752-5935; e-mail: distributed.learning@wheaton.edu

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