How about Demons?

How about Demons? : Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World

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Quite an interesting book... " -Religious Studies ReviewIt is by far superior to anything else on demons we have seen in the past few years." -The American Rationalist... Goodman is to be commended for a stimulating and wide-reaching treatment of a compelling and much-debated subject." -Journal of Folklore ResearchRich in detail derived from the author's fieldwork and the anthropological literature, this work paints a picture of possession as one of the usually positive and most widespread of human religious experiences. It also details the ritual of exorcism, which is applied when things go wrong.show more

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  • Book | 164 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1fig.
  • 0253204674
  • 9780253204677
  • 1,652,762

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"Quite an interesting book ... " - Religious Studies Review "It is by far superior to anything else on demons we have seen in the past few years." - The American Rationalist " ... Goodman is to be commended for a stimulating and wide-reaching treatment of a compelling and much-debated subject." - Journal of Folklore Researchshow more

Table of contents

Foreword by Linda DeghPrefaceChapter 1 Possession's Many FacesChapter 2 SpiritualismChapter 3 Healing in UmbandaChapter 4 Pentecostalism: A New Force in ChristendomChapter 5 The Dangerous Spirits of JapanChapter 6 The Multiple Personality Experience and Demonic PossessionChapter 7 The Ghosts That KillChapter 8 A Legion of DemonsChapter 9 Two Recent Cases of Demonic PossessionConclusion How About Demons-and Other Spirits?NotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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