Seeking the Unseen

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Seeking the Unseen: Spiritual Realities in the Buddhist World

Paul H. de Neui, ed. Publisher: William Carey Library, 2016.

Reviewed by Amos Yong, professor of theology & mission, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary.


This is not a book on territorial spirits and not particularly focused on spiritual warfare (in fact, the first chapter urges that the warfare imagery is not the most biblical for missiological purposes). Seeking the Unseen, however, is especially helpful in illuminating the spiritual realities related to, presumed behind, or implicated in, Buddhist practices (e.g., ancestor veneration, rituals of blessing or destruction, and almsgiving ceremonies).

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