Old Testament Essays
versão On-line ISSN 2312-3621
versão impressa ISSN 1010-9919
HOLTER, Knut. Pregnancy and Psalms: Aspects of the healing ministry of a Nigerian prophet. Old testam. essays [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.2, pp.428-443. ISSN 2312-3621.
The essay analyses the healing ministry of a prophet operating within one of the African Instituted Churches in Nigeria, and it focuses on his instrumental use of texts from the biblical Book of Psalms - read "into " olive oil and water - in connection with personal crises in relation to pregnancy. With some theory from glocal studies and postcolonial biblical hermeneutics, the prophet's use of Psalms texts is related to the development of a contextually sensitive biblical studies.