The Spirit World and Our Mistaken Dualism


The Western church has tended to neglect the biblical reality of spirits and spiritual warfare. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Sue Russell uses personal stories to challenge the mistaken dualism that divides the spiritual and physical in our worldview.

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Dr. A. Sue Russell is Professor of Mission and Contextual Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. She spent 17 years in cross-cultural ministry and field research with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Southeast Asia, where she worked with a committee of national pastors to complete the translation of the whole Bible into the Tagal language. Her research interests are Christian Origins, Social-Scientific Criticism, Anthropology of Christianity, Contextualization, Language and Identity, Gender, and Social Justice. She is passionate about equipping people to live missionally in their global context.