In 3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare, Clinton E. Arnold brings his exegetical skill and extensive knowledge of early Christianity to bear on the contemporary understanding of the spirit realm. Spiritual warfare is an integral part of the entire Christian experience, he explains. To think that a Christian could avoid spiritual warfare is like imagining that a gardener could avoid dealing with weeds. Our goal should be to gain an accurate and sober-minded understanding of spiritual warfare—not a view tainted by frightening superstitions and odd practices.
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“The devil is an intelligent, powerful spirit-being that is thoroughly evil and is directly involved in perpetrating evil in the lives of individuals as well as on a much larger scale.” (Page 35)
“3. The Christian life is a lifelong struggle, not a one-time fix.” (Page 36)
“1. The concept of spiritual warfare reflects a primitive, prescientific worldview.” (Page 24)
“2. Demons and evil spirits are not very prominent in the Bible” (Page 24)
“6. Stressing spiritual warfare might lead to an unbalanced, experience-oriented theology centering on the spectacular” (Page 26)
Clinton Arnold uniquely combines the clear-headed thinking of a well-trained biblical and historical scholar with the heartbeat of an evangelist/minister. This work integrates readability, thorough biblicism, awareness of contemporary trends, and a refreshingly irenic spirit. It makes an important and significant contribution to the ongoing discussion on spiritual warfare. I place it on the top of my ‘must read’ list for any who are working through issues on this topic.
—A. Scott Moreau, professor, Wheaton College
Arnold, author of Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul's Letters, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and has done post-doctoral work at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen in Germany. He is currently associate professor of New Testament at the Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California.