Chapters and publication information for Witchcraft Goes Mainstream
The terms "Wicca," "Witchcraft" and "Neopaganism" all refer to different aspects of the movement we are talking about in this book. Think of them them as a series of concentric circles.
Before we can share the message of Christianity with Neopagans, we must first understand the truth about them. We need to know who we are talking to before the conversation starts. We owe them that respect in order to gain a hearing for the message that we bear.
If you walk onto an average college campus and ask four different people what "witchcraft" is, you will probably get four different answers. I know, because I tried the experiment. "Witchcraft" has at least four different meanings -- four distinct ways the word is employed -- and those different meanings get mixed up in the ways that people use and understand the term.
The Apostle Paul spent time with the Athenians, reading their poets and watching their people at worship before addressing them. Likewise, serious apologetics requires that Christians dialogue with followers of other religions with understanding and respect . Andrew J McLean says that Christians need to put aside fifteen hundred years of offhanded dismissal and listen to pagans as having something intellectually serious and spiritually viable to say. Only in this way can we begin to dialogue. This important article has …