The Devil, You Say
I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession
and Spiritual Warfare
by Robert H. Bennett
Concordia Publishing House, 2013
(216 pages, $24.99, paperback)
reviewed by Timothy R. Furnish
Observing that demonic possession is legion in our allegedly secularized culture may be an understatement. Dozens of movies on demons and exorcism have followed 1973's The Exorcist, just as hundreds of books, both fiction and non-fiction, were spawned by William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel. (As I write this review, the Spanish film Exorcismus is showing on TV channel IFC.) Many films and published works claim, like The Exorcist, to be true accounts. The Vatican, under Pope Benedict XVI, was reported to have begun the training of hundreds of new exorcists. Evangelical pastors such as Bob Larson have created entire spiritual warfare ministries. Even the Antiochian Orthodox Church in the U.S. has at least one prominent exorcism expert these days—Fr. George Aquaro.
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Timothy R. Furnish is an author and consultant who specializes in Islamic eschatology and sects, as well as in comparative Christian—Muslim issues. He is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who is also quite fond of Orthodox Christian theology.
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