Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Presentations

Institutional Racism, 'Horizontal Spiritual Warfare,' and Ephesians 6:10-17

Mark D. Owens, Cedarville University


In this paper, Dr. Owens attempts to demonstrate that the biblical texts that correlate demonic activity with human institutions (particularly Psalm 82) allow institutional racism to be viewed as an aspect of spiritual warfare and Paul’s discussion of the “armor of God” in Ephesians 6:10-17 provides a biblical means of addressing that social problem.