How about Demons?

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

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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 Research

Rich 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1fig.
  • 0253204674
  • 9780253204677
  • 1,084,792

Table of contents

Foreword by Linda Degh
Preface

Chapter 1 Possession's Many Faces
Chapter 2 Spiritualism
Chapter 3 Healing in Umbanda
Chapter 4 Pentecostalism: A New Force in Christendom
Chapter 5 The Dangerous Spirits of Japan
Chapter 6 The Multiple Personality Experience and Demonic Possession
Chapter 7 The Ghosts That Kill
Chapter 8 A Legion of Demons
Chapter 9 Two Recent Cases of Demonic Possession

Conclusion How About Demons-and Other Spirits?

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Review quote

"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 Research
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