How about Demons?

How about Demons?

Possession and Exorcism in the Modern World
Felicitas D. Goodman
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/1/1988
Format: paper 164 pages
ISBN: 978-0-253-20467-7
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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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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