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  • Publisher: Baker Book House
  • Publication Date: December 2012
  • ISBN: FBEILBJAUNDERSTANDINGSPIRITU9780801039362

Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views

Beilby, James; Eddy, Paul R. (editors)

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The topic of spiritual warfare is an issue of ongoing interest in a number of sectors of the contemporary church. In most non-Western ecclesiastical contexts, the reality and importance of spiritual warfare is a given. Yet in the contemporary Western church, it remains a topic of curiosity and discussion.

Recognizing the significance of spiritual warfare for today's church, this multi-view work brings together leading theologians and ministry leaders to present major positions on the subject in dialogical fashion--all authors present their views and then respond to each of the other views.
Contributors include:

  • Walter Wink with Gareth Higgins and Michael Hardin
  • David Powlison
  • Gregory Boyd
  • C. Peter Wagner and Rebecca Greenwood

Each contributor interacts with five questions:

  1. What is the nature of Satan and the demonic?
  2. What role does spiritual warfare serve in the Bible and how central is it to the biblical narrative?
  3. How should Christians conceive of and practice spiritual warfare?
  4. Can individual human beings be "demonized"? If so, how does this happen and how is it to be dealt with? Can a Christian be demonized?
  5. Do "territorial spirits" exist? If so, are we called directly to engage them in "strategic level" spiritual warfare?

This volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a much-discussed and often controversial topic. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, it highlights the differences between contributors, discusses a full range of important topics on the subject, and deploys biblical as well as theological arguments.

 

About the Editors

James K. Beilby (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has coedited several multiple-views books (with Paul Eddy), most recently The Historical Jesus: Five Views and Justification: Five Views. He is also the author of Epistemology as Theology and Thinking about Christian Apologetics.

Paul Rhodes Eddy (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has coedited several multiple-views books (with James Beilby) and has authored and coauthored a number of other books, including John Hick's Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions; The Jesus Legend; and Across the Spectrum 2nd edition.

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The topic of spiritual warfare is an issue of ongoing interest in a number of sectors of the contemporary church. In most non-Western ecclesiastical contexts, the reality and importance of spiritual warfare is a given. Yet in the contemporary Western church, it remains a topic of curiosity and discussion.

Recognizing the significance of spiritual warfare for today's church, this multi-view work brings together leading theologians and ministry leaders to present major positions on the subject in dialogical fashion--all authors present their views and then respond to each of the other views.
Contributors include:

  • Walter Wink with Gareth Higgins and Michael Hardin
  • David Powlison
  • Gregory Boyd
  • C. Peter Wagner and Rebecca Greenwood

Each contributor interacts with five questions:

  1. What is the nature of Satan and the demonic?
  2. What role does spiritual warfare serve in the Bible and how central is it to the biblical narrative?
  3. How should Christians conceive of and practice spiritual warfare?
  4. Can individual human beings be "demonized"? If so, how does this happen and how is it to be dealt with? Can a Christian be demonized?
  5. Do "territorial spirits" exist? If so, are we called directly to engage them in "strategic level" spiritual warfare?

This volume provides a balanced, irenic approach to a much-discussed and often controversial topic. Offering a model of critical thinking and respectful dialogue, it highlights the differences between contributors, discusses a full range of important topics on the subject, and deploys biblical as well as theological arguments.

 

About the Editors

James K. Beilby (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has coedited several multiple-views books (with Paul Eddy), most recently The Historical Jesus: Five Views and Justification: Five Views. He is also the author of Epistemology as Theology and Thinking about Christian Apologetics.

Paul Rhodes Eddy (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has coedited several multiple-views books (with James Beilby) and has authored and coauthored a number of other books, including John Hick's Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions; The Jesus Legend; and Across the Spectrum 2nd edition.

  • Cover Type:
  • 230 Pages
  • Publisher: Baker Book House
  • Publication Date: December 2012
  • ISBN: FBEILBJAUNDERSTANDINGSPIRITU9780801039362