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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Kraft, Charles: Papers
    Dates: 1969-2010
    Identification: CFT00130
    Creator: Kraft, Charles H. Tippett, Alan R. (Alan Richard), 1911-1988
    Physical Description: 214.00
    Alternate Extent Statement: 142 Boxes
    Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    135 N. Oakland Avenue
    Pasadena, CA, 91182-0002
    URL: http://library.fuller.edu/archives/
    Email: archives@fuller.edu
    Phone: (626) 584-5311
    Fax: (626) 584-5613

    Administrative History:

    Charles H. Kraft, a member of Fuller’s faculty since 1969, is senior professor of anthropology and intercultural communication in the School of Intercultural Studies. He served as a missionary in Northern Nigeria, a professor in African languages at Michigan State University and UCLA, and part-time professor of anthropology at Biola University. He earned his BA from Wheaton College, a BD from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Hartford Seminary Foundation.  His published books include Worldview for Christian Witness (2008), 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 (1997), Communication Theory for Christian Witness (1983, 1991), and the groundbreaking work, Christianity in Culture (1979, revised edition 2005).  His travels for teaching and ministry have taken him around the world.  His early career focused on anthropology and communication. After he became involved with the Signs and Wonders course at Fuller taught by John Wimber, Kraft experienced a shift in worldview and began publishing materials related to inner healing, spiritual warfare, and spiritual dynamics.  His areas of expertise, research, writing, and teaching include Biblical Christianity and culture (including contextualization), communicating Biblical Christianity, anthropology and Christianity, cross-cultural Christian theology, worldview, spiritual warfare, and inner healing.  The course materials include syllabi, course readers, course evaluations by students, student papers.  Student papers from Kraft’s Power Encounter and related courses include reports of ministry sessions. These materials are restricted for a period of 75 years, until 2080.  The collection includes his course-related materials, writings, research materials, his annotated personal library, and African artifacts. The focus is primarily African culture, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, spiritual warfare, and inner healing.  A collection of Dr. Kraft’s published books is also included in the archives.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Most of Charles Kraft’s research library of nearly 2000 volumes has been integrated into the David Allan Hubbard Library collections. A collection of his published volumes and annotated personal library are part of Series 1.
    Series 1: Research and Writing
    This series includes manuscripts, book reviews, published articles, published books and books from his personal collection which are annotated by him, providing the researcher with an additional resource for understanding Kraft’s thought processes and interactions with other writers.
    Series 2: Classes and Lectures (Boxes 65-110)
    This series includescourse materials, syllabi, research and articles related to course content, and student papers/exams. These are restricted for 75 years, until 2080.
    Series 3: Fuller Theological Seminary Materials (Boxes 111-114, 127)
    This series includes Dr. Kraft’s personal copies of Faculty Senate minutes and School of World Mission (SWM) faculty materials including Alan Tippet writings.
    Series 4: Correspondence (Boxes 128-131)
    Series 5: Miscellaneous and personal (Boxes 120-124)
    Series 6: Audio/visual recordings (Boxes 132-141)
    This series includes Dr. Kraft’s personal materials, over-size material, and audio/visual recordings.
    Series 7: African Artifacts and other over-size items (Boxes 115-119, 125-126, 142)

    Scope and Contents

    The early career of Charles H. Kraft, a member of Fuller’s faculty since 1969, focused on anthropology and communication. After he became involved with the Signs and Wonders course at Fuller taught by John Wimber, Kraft experienced a shift in worldview and began publishing materials related to inner healing, spiritual warfare, and spiritual dynamics.  His areas of expertise, research, writing, and teaching include Biblical Christianity and culture (including contextualization), communicating Biblical Christianity, anthropology and Christianity, cross-cultural Christian theology, worldview, spiritual warfare, and inner healing.  All of these areas of research and teaching are represented in the collection. The course materials include syllabi, course readers, course evaluations by students, student papers.  Student papers from Kraft’s Power Encounter and related courses include reports of ministry sessions. These materials are restricted for a period of 75 years, until 2080.  The collection includes his course-related materials, writings, research materials, his annotated personal library, and African artifacts. The focus is primarily African culture, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, spiritual warfare, and inner healing.  A collection of Dr. Kraft’s published books is also included in the archives.