Rev. Dr. Charles H. Kraft

Rev. Dr. Charles H. Kraft (b. 1932 in Connecticut) is an American anthropologist and linguist whose work since the early 1980s has focused on inner healing and spiritual warfare. He is the Sun-Hee Kwak Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication in the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, teaching primarily in the school’s spiritual dynamics concentration. He joined Fuller’s faculty in 1969. In the 1950s he served as a Brethren missionary in northern Nigeria. He has been a professor of African languages at Michigan State University and UCLA, and taught anthropology part-time at Biola University. He holds a BA from Wheaton College, a BD from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the Hartford Seminary Foundation.

In 1982, with fellow Fuller missions professor Peter Wagner, Kraft became an early proponent of the teaching and ministry models of John Wimber, and helped popularize the “Third Wave of the Holy Spirit” which Wimber’s Vineyard Movement represented.

Kraft’s published books include Confronting Powerless Christianity (2002), Culture, Communication and Christianity (2001), I Give You Authority (1997), Anthropology for Christian Witness (1996), Deep Wounds, Deep Healing (1994), Defeating Dark Angels (1992), Communication Theory for Christian Witness (1983, 1991), and Christianity in Culture (1979, revised 2005). He has taught and ministered in Nigeria, Korea, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Australia, India, Denmark, Norway, England, Holland, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany.

Kraft writes and teaches about biblical Christianity and culture (including contextualization), communicating biblical Christianity, anthropology and Christianity, cross-cultural Christian theology, worldview, spiritual warfare, inner healing, generational curses, and the evils of Freemasonry. He believes that Freemasonry, “is one of the most evil organizations in the world.” In addition to his work at Fuller, Kraft is the president and founder of Deep Healing Ministries, a deliverance ministry, and conducts seminars and exorcisms around the world. He lives in California with his wife. He serves as the Vice-President of Hearts Set Free Ministries where he conducts seminars on spiritual warfare, healing and deliverance.

Bibliography & Sources

  • I Give You Authority
  • Defeating Dark Angels: Breaking Demonic Oppression in the Believer’s Life
  • Confronting Powerless Christianity: Evangelicals and the Missing Dimension
  • Christianity With Power: Your Worldview and Your Experience of the Supernatural
  • Communication Theory for Christian Witness
  • Confronting Powerless Christianity: Evangelicals and the Missing Dimension
  • The Rules of Engagement: Understanding the Principles that Govern the Spiritual Battles in Our Lives
  • Anthropology for Christian Witness
  • Behind Enemy Lines: An Advanced Guide to Spiritual Warfare
  • Deep Wounds Deep Healing: Discovering the Vital Link Between Spiritual Warfare and Inner Healing
  • Teach Yourself Hausa Complete Course (Teach Yourself)
  • Culture, Communication, and Christianity: A Selection of Writings
  • Communicating Jesus’ Way
  • Introductory Hausa
  • Deep Wounds, Deep Healing: A Guide to Receiving and Praying for Inner Healing
  • A Hausa reader: Cultural materials with helps for use in teaching intermediate and advanced Hausa
  • Readings in Dynamic Indigenty
  • Chadic wordlists (Marburger Studien zur Afrika- und Asienkunde)
  • Christianity in Culture: A Study in Dynamic Biblical Theologizing in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Two Hours to Freedom: A Simple and Effective Model for Healing and Deliverance (Oct. 2010)

External links & Sources

  • Fuller Theological Seminary bio
  • Prayer Ministries
  • Hearts Set Free Ministries


1. U. S. Copyright Office
2. I Give You Authority, Charles H. Kraft, page 249.
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