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Intimations of Evil?

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the evidence is examined from biblical history, the Ante-Nicene Church, the medieval world, and from contemporary experience in apparent support of the phenomena of demonic possession ... More


Miracle Healing and Exorcism in South Indian Pentecostalism

Michael Bergunder

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that missionary success of the South Indian pentecostal movement in church planting is largely attributable to claims of miracle healing and exorcism, practices that exhibit ... More


Healing in African Pentecostalism: The “Victorious Living” of David Oyedepo

Paul Gifford

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Focusing on Living Faith Church Worldwide, or Winners’ Chapel, founded by David Oyedopo in Lagos, Nigeria, with 400 branches in thirty-eight African countries, this chapter argues that the defining ... More


The Cosmology of Conversion

Helena Hansen

in Addicted to Christ: Remaking Men in Puerto Rican Pentecostal Drug Ministries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298033
eISBN:
9780520970168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298033.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Pentecostal cosmology, which holds that power is located not in people, but in spirits. In this cosmos, freedom is not human autonomy but liberation from evil spirits, enabling ... More


Possessed Possessions, Defiled Land, and the Horrors of History

Sean McCloud

in American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190205355
eISBN:
9780190205386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205355.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Third Wave concerns with demon-possessed consumer objects and places. First, spiritual warfare manuals contain a plethora of demon-inhabited objects, “possessed possessions” ... More


The Prevalence of a Mundane Practice

in Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Demonic possessions were part and parcel of daily life in early modern Europe. Evil spirits could possess the body as well as the soul and inflict physiological pains as well as mental disturbances. ... More


The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Nathaniel Deutsch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hannah Rochel Verbermacher, a Hasidic holy woman known as the Maiden of Ludmir, was born in early-nineteenth-century Russia and became famous as the only woman in the three-hundred-year history of ... More


Discerning the Divine and the Demonic through Dialogue: Recent Evangelical Theology of Religions

Wouter Biesbrouck

in The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198792345
eISBN:
9780191834356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792345.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights three interrelated characteristics of recent Evangelical theology of religions. These three characteristics are (1) the attention to the divine and demonic, which refers to ... More


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