- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books (February 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891075216
- ISBN-13: 978-0891075219
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Demon Possession and the Christian: A New Perspective Paperback – February, 1989
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Christian marriages and families are falling on all sides today because our materialistic society has all but rejected the truth about the war going on in the spiritual realm. According to the Bible, Christians war on three fronts: the world, the flesh, and the Devil. We are suffering defeat today because that latter front is all but neglected in practical teaching. This book goes a long way towards restoring some balance. I recommend it without reservation.
What lacks are philosophical considerations about the functionning of demonization in the soul, as opposed to the epistemological understanding of the mystical experience (Christian philosopher Maritain built a brilliant epistemology that encompassed mystical experience). Also a distinction should be drawn between the initiation of occult experiences (where one seeks the experience by making his mind and body control open to a spirit, at least at the first time) and the mystic experience (where the experience is not sought the first time, or sought without offering one's mind,etc.)
Responsible Christians who are in touch with the charismatic movement may not want themselves or their friends to be exposed to demonization, they will then do well to read this book and other ones such as George Birch's The Deliverance Ministry (Cases of deliverances of spirits of tongues and others caught during charismatic experiences) or the books by Kurt Koch (Occult Bondage, etc.), or Felicitas Goodman's "How about Demons? Possession.." (Goodman is not Christian, but possibly the world's most eminent academic specialist on demon possession and she classifies pentecostal/charismatic experiences in her branch.)
Now I am almost finished with my second reading in August 2014, my first reading was May 1990. My note in the front of this book is the only note written in front 'all' of my books. I wrote it in May 1990. It speaks for itself. It reads: "To whomever reads this book, In reading this book God will undoubtedly open your eyes to the working of the enemy, but more than that He will surely help you see Our Savior more clearly. (My signature, then the date May 28, 1990). I stand wholeheartllly behind that statement and even more so today!
Dr. Dickason also wrote the highly acclaimed book "Angels Elect and Evil"!
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I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for truth about this subject.the service was good also.thanks very muchPublished on December 27, 2012 by Dennis Jackson
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Mr. Dickason admits that the case for the demonization of Christians (whatever that may mean) cannot be made from Scripture. That fact alone should be a BIG red flag. Read morePublished on August 19, 2000 by DL Moore
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