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Investigating the Practice of Christian Exorcism and the Methods Used to Cast out Demons

Michael D. Mohr, Kenneth D. Royal

Abstract


C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them” (Lewis 1962, 7). Some Christians focus too much on evil instead of keeping the focus on Jesus Christ. Many other Christians pretend evil beings do not exist or have no contact or influence with believers. Due to the influence of the enlightenment, Western Christians not only tend to do away with evil things, but also devalue the ministry of exorcism. For a healthy balance between these two great dangers in the church

today, we need to better understand the function of exorcists. This study will investigate the topic of Christian exorcism and how Christian exorcism is practiced in North America today.


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