Exorcism and Deliverance Ministry in the Twentieth Century
An Analysis of the Practice and Theology of Exorcism in Modern Western Christianity
Foreword by Ian Stackhouse
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
254 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.51 in
- Published: November 2009
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James M. Collins is currently the pastor of Redhill Baptist Church, having previously served congregations in Gold Hill, Chalfont St. Peter, and Morden Park. He holds degrees in Information Management and Theology, and a doctorate from the London School of Theology and has lectured in Church History and the Sociology of Religion at the London School of Theology. He is married to Naomi and has two children, Katie and Michael, and avidly supports Watford Football Club.
'Dr. Collins takes us on a comprehensive tour of the theological literature and established practice of Christian deliverance ministry. For any serious student and informed practitioner, this book is required reading.'
-William K. Kay, Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, Bangor University
'This is a fascinating study in the undergrowth of the Charismatic and Evangelical movements. James Collins leads us through the uncharted territory of deliverance ministry, untangles the roots, is discerning about the weeds and brings the occasional flower to light. It is surprising that the spiritual gift of exorcism, though significant in popular Christianity, has been ignored by scholars and I welcome the publication of this carefully-researched and pioneering study that sheds so much light on it.'
-Derek Tidball, former Principal of the London School of Theology
'Dr. James Collins has served us well in giving sustained, scholarly attention to an area of considerable concern and interest which has otherwise been neglected and, possibly, avoided. Despite the problematic nature of the subject matter, there is much here to inform us not only about recent church history but about the human condition and its varied interpretations. Others need to build on what he has done.'
-Nigel G. Wright, Principal of Spurgeon's College, London, and author of A Technology of the Dark Side