Skip to content

Powers of Darkness Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters

ISBN-10: 0830813365

ISBN-13: 9780830813360

Edition: N/A

Authors: Clinton E. Arnold

List price: $22.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Satan worship. Witches. New Age channelers.The last two decades have witnessed a vast upsurge in occult activity. Scores of popular books have warned Christians of the dangers and urged them to do battle against these spiritual forces. Few books, however, have developed a careful biblical theology on demons, principalities and powers.Clinton Arnold seeks to fill this gap, providing an in-depth look at Paul's letters and what they teach on the subject. For perspective, he examines first-century Greek, Roman and Jewish beliefs as well as Jesus' teaching about magic, sorcery and divination. Arguing against many recent interpretations that have seen principalities and powers as impoersonal social, economic and political structures, Arnold contends that the New Testament view is that such forces are organized, personal beings which Jesus defeated at the cross and whill bring into full subjection at his return.In his concluding section Arnold suggests practical ways in which Christians today can contend with the forces of evil.A thoughtful, biblical look at an urgent challenge facing the church.
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 2/3/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924

Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California.

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
First-Century Belief in the Powers
Magic and Divination
Greco-Roman and Oriental Religions
Astrology
Judaism
The Teaching of Jesus
Paul's Teaching on the Powers
What Are the Powers?
The Defeat of the Powers at the Cross
A New Kingdom and Identity for Believers
The Influence of the Powers on Believers
Christ and No Other
Spiritual Warfare
Christ's Final Defeat of the Powers
Interpreting the Powers for Today
Reality or Myth?
The Powers and People
The Powers and Society
Conclusion: Contending with the Powers
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Author Index
Index of Biblical Passages
Subject Index