Forthcoming book on "Exorcism and Deliverance" (Kay and Parry)
William K. Kay and I have edited a collection of academic articles on exorcism (due out in June from Paternoster). It offers multi-disciplinary perspectives on exorcism. For those of you who may be interested, here is the contents:
Introduction. Exorcism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
1. The Presence of Evil and Exorcism in the Old Testament
2. Deliverance and Exorcism in the New Testament
3. Deliverance and Exorcism in the Early Church
4. Deliverance and Exorcism in the Twentieth Century
5. Deliverance and Exorcism in Majority World Pentecostalism
6. Deliverance and Exorcism in Anthropological Perspective
7. Deliverance and Exorcism in Psychological Perspective
William K. Kay
8. Deliverance and Exorcism in Philosophical Perspective
Phillip H. Wiebe
9. Deliverance and Exorcism in Pop Culture
10. Deliverance and Exorcism in Theological Perspective 1: Is there any substance to evil?
Nigel G. Wright
11. Deliverance and Exorcism in Theological Perspective 2: Possession and Exorcism as New Testament Evidence for a Theology of Christ’s Supremacy
Kabiro Wa Gatumu
12. Demonology and Deliverance: A Practical-Theological Case Study
"With this volume, exorcism no longer remains the outcast beyond the margins of the theological academy. This multidisciplinary exploration will be challenging for theologians in terms of modeling how contemporary theology should be undertaken, even while also providing multiple correctives for ecclesial practices from the variety of models that are presented. The editors and authors are to be commended."
Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology,
Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach
really off message here, but just wanted to share this ἰχθύς with you all:
Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour !
On an more or less unrelated note I've noticed that edited volumes on Pentecostalism tend to have the same structure: Bible then Church History, theology/religious studies, then ephemera (popular culture) or individual case studies
Keep me in mind for a review copy. That sounds fascinating!
What about exorcism in other religions?
Very pleased to see that your new book is out. It looks great.
We tried to have a chapter on exorcism from a comparative religions perspective but the chap who was doing it had to pull out and we could not find anyone to replace him.
I'd also like a chapter on neurology and wanted one on the medieval period and another on the seventeenth century but we had major space limitations so . . .
Indeed. Good idea.