Friday, September 7, 2012

Demonologists Alert: A Must Read Book!

Those interested or engaged in religious demonology should be aware of a set of cogent, relevant books on the topic of spiritual power with regards to dealing with diabolical forces. Clinton A. Arnold, Professor at Talbot School of Theology, has written three outstanding books regarding spiritual warfare. I have all three, and strongly recommend them as part of your study and resource library.

Arnold is particularly an expert with regards to St. Paul's understanding and approach to the diabolical forces that were opposing him, the people he was ministering to and trying to reach. All of us involved in demonology and the study of diabolism (and how to fight it) know how important and central the Ephesian verses are to this field of study, and Arnold breaks them down powerfully in his book Power and Magic: The Concept of Power in Ephesians. What should be noted is that we are still dealing with the same forces and their strategies today. Gnosticism, Dualism, Magical practices, Astrology, Jewish magic (done in the name of King Solomon) and others are still very much alive and well. In addition, he breaks down the study of these demonic forces and powers mentioned by Paul his letter to the Ephesians for us in a way that is understandable and clear, and also gives us ways to stand and resist these forces. Get all three books, and do more than merely read and incorporate them into your worldview and your lifestyle.

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