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Nahum

Books on Biblical Demonology?

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I am curious if anyone can recommend some good books on Biblical demonology? I've read a couple* that were interesting, but I could see reading more.

 

* They were:

  • Powers of Evil: A Biblical Study of Satan and Demons, by Sydney H. T. Page (1995)
  • Biblical Demonology, by Merril Unger (1965)

Thanks much. :)

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I recommend "Spiritual Warfare" titles and not demonology. Here's one I have read which mainly presents many case studies from the perspective of Christian psychology or counseling: The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare

 

To be honest, I'm quite conflicted about "demonology" or other books on topics where the Bible is silent. I think there is a lot of wisdom in learning to be silent where the Bible is silent, and not dabbing into areas we do not belong.

 

I also recommend the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. I thought the book was highly entertaining.

 

Lastly, I am curious about your eschatological view, because it may influence your perception of the underworld. Do you believe Satan is currently bound? May I recommend a reading? Revelation Twenty - The binding of Satan

 

God bless,

William

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Thank you for the recommendation. The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare rings a bell, but I honestly don't recall if I have read it. I am adding it to check out on tomorrow's to do list. The Screwtape Letters is a fantastic classic and I've read it a few times. There is a modern derivative called Lord Foulgrin's Letters, which I've read a couple times, that is pretty good too, but I digress.

 

The views on eschatology is harder to answer. We Mennonites don't devote a ton of time to it, though, obviously, we believe the Lord is going to return. If I was pressed to choose a position, I guess I'd say partial preterist, though I think the topic warrants more study. Concerning Satan, based upon the New Testament, I believe the devil and his angels are active in this world as tempters, etc. I'll print out a copy of that link to read over.

 

Anyway, thank you again. :)

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I was going to recommend The Screwtape Letters, but I see you've already read it :)

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I'm really uncomfortable about stuff like that, even in movies. So I'd rather not read about them, especially when it comes to Biblical stuff, as I tend to get a bad feeling when the topic comes to the conversation. I don't know why, maybe it's because of my incredibly religious upbringing, or the fact that I grew up in a religious country, but the idea of demonology is sort of a taboo, and I tend to keep it that way. It was that way when I was growing up, and it's more of the fear of the unknown more than anything, and I'd rather not get my hands on these things. Good luck though!

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