Exorcism and Deliverance: Multi-Disciplinary Studies

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Authentic Media Inc, Apr 1, 2011 - Religion - 300 pages
A significant examination of exorcism and deliverance from a range of disciplines focuses on an important but often neglected area of the church's mission to the world. The diversity of essays makes sure that every facet is presented to encourage the reader thoroughly to consider this aspect of the church's approach to evil in our society.

Since Jesus of Nazareth made exorcism a cornerstone of his own ministry, the Church has seen itself as engaged in a battle against the demonic. Exorcism has continued to play a role throughout Christian history in this conflict, although it has received different emphases in different times and places, and has been practiced in a range of different ways. Exorcism and Deliverance aims to shed new light on the phenomena of possession and exorcism by looking at them from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
 

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Contents

Series Preface
The PresenceofEvil and Exorcism in the Old Testament
DeliveranceandExorcism intheNew Testament Graham Twelftree
Deliverance and Exorcism in the Twentieth Century
Deliverance and Exorcismin Majority World Pentecostalism
Deliverance and Exorcismin Anthropological Perspective Peter Versteeg
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William K. Kay is Director Professor of Theology at Glyndwr University, Wales.

Robin A. Parry (Ph.D., in Old Testament Narrative Ethics) was commissioning editor for Paternoster Press. His books include Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics: The Rape of Dinah as a Case Study; The Evangelical Universalist; Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship and most recently Lamentations (Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary Series)

He is the co-editor of numerous books including Universal Salvation? The Current Debate with Christopher J. Partridge; The Futures of Evangelicalism, and Canon And Biblical Interpretation (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series) .
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