33 Spiritual Warfare: Jesus, Paul and Peretti Robert A. Guelich* There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about ' the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist and a magician with the same delight.1 The interest in "spiritual warfare" has grown to the point of headlines in local newspapers and provided the stuff for best selling novels. A spate of literature in recent years has addressed the topic from defining its reality to discussing its strategy. Doubtless the increased interest in Christian circles corresponds to the rise in the occult in general and Satanism in particular in the culture of the USA, phenomena that have been a way of life for numerous other cultures. The move from Enlight- enment rationalism with its developed antipathy for anything hinting of the supernatural to a reasoned acceptance even in academic circles of the "para-phenomena" that lie beyond our rationalistic, naturalistic assump- tions has definitely changed the popular climate for such a discussion. Add to the cultural and
Pneuma – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1991
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