“The Concept of Disease in the Pentecostal Tradition and Theology of Oral Roberts,”
“The Concept of Disease in the Pentecostal Tradition and Theology of Oral Roberts,” in Beth Snodderly and Daniel O’Neil, eds., All Creation Groans: Toward a Theology of Disease (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2021).
In a suffering world reeling from global pandemics and health disparities, it is high time to think theologically about the devastating experience of disease, and to address our God-inspired responsibility to understand its origins and engage in its management. In a fragmented world, we need a unifying and integrated perspective on people in communities embedded in a fractured ecology. In an academic world blind to the spiritual world and imbalanced toward technical solutions, the global church must articulate a contemporary metanarrative that is moral, practical, and deeply transformational.
All Creation Groans brings together multiple perspectives for a compelling global-health approach to the pathologies of the world as a part of the missio Dei. The authors paint a unifying perspective on God’s healing intentions in creation, redemption, and consummation, and the opposing nature-corrupting effects of the rebellion of created moral agents. It is a fresh call for the global church to engage in aligning with God’s healing action for eternally sustainable global health.
Isgrigg, Daniel D., "“The Concept of Disease in the Pentecostal Tradition and Theology of Oral Roberts,”" (2021). College of Science and Engineering Faculty Research and Scholarship. 115.