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A Samo Theology Of Mediumship: A Case Study Of Local Theologising And Global Reflection

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In this chapter the author seeks to demonstrate how an appreciation for Samo shamanism, which is closely tied to the concept of mediumship, has been appropriated by the Samo to enable a theological reflection on Christ as the mediator between God and human beings (I Tim. 2:5). The Samo are semi-nomadic horticulturists living in the dense rain forest of Western Province, Papua New Guinea. By bringing biblical critique to the Samo perspective, we can enable them to avoid heresy by ensuring that Christ is unique. Because of the resurrection, Christ is different, more than a super-medium. The author concludes that may the Samo recognition of God's ultimate authority as manifested by Christ's role as a mediator through the power of the Holy Spirit, impact other Christians in their appreciation of who Christ is, the one who mediates on behalf of all human beings.

Keywords: Case Study; Christ; Christians; Global Reflection; human beings; Local Theologising; mediator; resurrection; Samo Theology Of Mediumship; shamanism



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