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Animism and Folk Religion

Online Course - Group
  • Approximate Time Commitment: 15 hours
  • Length: 8 days

What exactly is “folk” religion? Are there animistic elements that play a part in the religion of the people to whom you minister? Through this short course you can learn how to address these topics from a biblical perspective that will help minimize syncretism among the believers you serve.

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Partner: SEND International


Resource Description

This eight day, collaborative, online course will give you an introduction to animism and folk religion so that you can better minister to those who follow these beliefs. In this course you will:

  1. Compare and contrast “folk” and “formal” religion;
  2. Analyze animistic elements in the folk religion of the people group with whom you serve; and
  3. Develop a preliminary strategy for addressing folk religion concerns from a biblical perspective that will minimize syncretism.

This course was created by Dr. Gary Ridley, who currently serves in the training department of SEND International. Dr. Ridley has a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctor of Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

1 review for Animism and Folk Religion

  1. Mark Morgenstern (verified owner)

    A must for those ministering in tribal contexts!

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