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The relevance of Reformed perspectives on demonology for Africa

In die Skriflig

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Title The relevance of Reformed perspectives on demonology for Africa
Creator Buys, P.J.
Subject — Demonology; Witchcraft; Satan; Devil; Occult; Demonic Influences; Spiritual warfare; Strategic level spiritual warfare
Description In the debates about lacunas in Western theological education and the need to decolonise Reformed theological education in South Africa, the necessity of understanding demonology has been pointed out as an important area for more research and contextualisation by several researchers. Witchcraft still causes major social problems in South Africa and Africa. On the other hand, there are Reformed theologians in South Africa who expressed opinions and even Reformed denominations that have made synodical decisions that the Devil does not exist as a person and that the existence of demons are myths. Therefore, it is necessary to reconsider the subject of demonology that deals with Satan and his fallen angels from the perspective of traditional Reformed systematic theology and hermeneutics. This article wants to point out that a Reformed hermeneutical study and interpretation of relevant biblical perspectives may enrich the lives of Christians and bring some balance between current extremes in the understanding and application of biblical data on demonology.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2019-07-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ids.v53i4.2426
Source In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi; Vol 53, No 4 (2019); 10 pages 2305-0853 1018-6441
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2019 P.J. Buys