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The spirit world awareness in the New Testament - A missiological challenge

A. Khathide

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 21, No 1 (2000), 79-92. doi: 10.4102/ve.v21i1.1184

Submitted: 06 August 2000
Published:  06 August 2000


The idea of power concepts and power encounters is not strange to biblical revelation as it is often assumed. This impact of the invisible world onto the material world does not seem to have imposed a problem to the early readers of the New Testament. The spirit world of the New Testament, which is amazingly akin to the African situation (or Third World), needs our theological appreciation for the modern day Church to be in a position to effectively carry its missiological function in the world, especially in Africa.

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A. Khathide, University of Pretoria, South Africa



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