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Powers, Principalities, and the Spirit

Biblical Realism in Africa and the West

Esther E. Acolatse, Lamin Sanneh (Foreword by)


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Among the many factors that separate churches in the West from those of the global South, there may be no greater difference than their respective attitudes toward supernatural "powers and principalities." In this follow-up to her book For Freedom or Bondage? African theologian Esther Acolatse bridges the enormous hermeneutical gap not only between the West and global Christianity but also between the West and its own biblical-theological heritage.

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802864055, 255pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

About the Author

Esther E. Acolatse is associate professor of pastoral theology and intercultural studies at Knox College, University of Toronto. She previously taught at Duke Divinity School; her other books include For Freedom or Bondage? A Critique of African Pastoral Practices.