Dark spiritual powers are at work in the world and the church has to receive a renewed sense of its mission to be a shining light. However, many believe that the negative overtones of unpalatable Bible concepts could be more easily absorbed if the listeners were engaged on another level. This book examines the basis of such engagement and draws comparisons with more traditional approaches. The challenge for those who are eager to evangelise in a pluralist culture is to recognise afresh the many-faceted Gospel and to find new ways of communicating its core concepts, such as sin and atonement,in the midst of what some have described as a "sinless" society. The research in this volume was conducted in the context of a post-Catholic Irish society that has largely abandoned the absolutes of a disgraced hierachy.