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Does it Matter Whether the Holy Spirit Spoke to Fatima?

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This chapter shows how certain ontological and methodological angles will sketch out the horizon of representing Charismatic/Pentecostal (C/P) prayer. Thus, it is a hermeneutical view in outlining possible horizons in approaching and theorizing prayer. However, while presenting possible views on prayer, the chapter also concludes by outlining several reasons as to why a dialogical hermeneutical approach to prayer lends deeper insights into prayer phenomena than do other approaches. C/P prayers are referred to as petition or intercessory prayers. Similarly, a prayer can be spoken against illness, civil unrest, or marriage problems. Former Muslims claimed to have heard and felt Jesus or the Holy Spirit, either in dreams or during their prayers. This experience, as claimed by these converts, triggered their decision to enter the C/P form of life. So it obviously matters to Fatima whether the Holy Spirit spoke to her.

Keywords: Charismatic/Pentecostal (C/P) prayer; dialogical hermeneutical approach; Fatima; Holy Spirit; Jesus



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