Author: Pastor Dr Harry Letson
The church has struggled with this subject over many years and sadly, all too often, come to unbalanced conclusions. Pastors often take dogmatic positions which have been unhelpful and unhealthy. This book examines whether the psychiatric definition and the Biblical descriptions are one and the same.
Is it possible then to find some rational common sense in this spiritual, theological and biblical morass? Is it possible to remain true to the Biblical revelation of the demonisation of individuals whilst not stigmatising every mentally ill person as being in the grip of a demon? The answer to both these questions is a resounding ‘yes’ – there has to be such an answer. The Bible and practical, pastoral experience demands there be an answer.
Dr Letson acknowledges the existence of both, shows where they differ, and offers wise counsel on how to deal with demons. It will also seek to give examples and incidences of demonisation and mental illness from case studies, in literature and pastoral experience. Finally, some practical guidelines will be given for dealing with demonisation both biblically, spiritually and pastorally.