Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology publishes studies from all disciplines pertaining to Spirit-empowered Christianity. It emphasizes theological and cognate studies and works from and about Christianity in the Majority World.

Spiritus also reviews pertinent scholarly works and some professional and popular works of merit.
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Issues appear in fall and spring and are available freely here but also may be purchased in print. Spiritus is published jointly by the Oral Roberts University College of Theology & Ministry and the University Library's Holy Spirit Research Center. Inquiries for publication, including emerging scholarship, are welcome: Spiritus@oru.edu.

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Current Issue: Volume 6, Counseling and the Spirit (2021)

This special issue of Spiritus focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in Counseling. Cultivated in partnership with the Behavioral Sciences faculty, this issue of Spiritus will also will serve to launch the new Counseling Journal. From the conceptualization of this avenue of scholarship, our purposes have been and remain as follows: (a) to build bridges among the various “Pentecostalisms” and advance the conversation about the nature of change in the Spirit-empowered world, (b) to build bridges between science and faith in scholarship, and (c) to understand better the integration of the Spirit into the change process to improve our counseling interventions.

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Editorial: A Special Issue and a New Venture!
Andrea C. Walker Ph.D., Edward E. Decker Jr., and Jeffrey S. Lamp



The Spirit, Change, and Healing: Toward a Spirit-centered Model of Healing
Edward E. Decker Jr., Bill Buker, and Jeffrey S. Lamp



Robert D. McBain