The Demonic World and Activities

Here is a short bibliography of important works that should be helpful as you seek to understand more about demon activity.

  • Clinton Arnold, 3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare
  • James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views
    • This book is helpful in understanding four distinct perspectives on spiritual warfare (including “demon possession” and exorcism).
  • Brian Borgman and Rob Ventura, Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical and Balanced Perspective
    • A solid analysis of spiritual warfare from a biblical perspective. It contains an appendix that deals with the question of whether Christians can be “demon possessed.”
  • Timoteo Gener and Adonis A. O. Gorospe, et al., Principalities and Powers: Reflections in the Asian Context
    • Purchase: Order by contacting OMF Literature, Inc. in Manila. A unique study that consists of papers on biblical/theological and practical issues that relate to spiritual warfare and “demon possession” in the Asian context. These papers were presented at the 3rd ATS Theological Forum that was held in Manila in 2007. It is useful to Christians who live and minister in Asia as well as opening the eyes of Western Christians to the nature of spiritual warfare in the Asian context.
  • Tremper Longman and Daniel Reid, God is a Warrior
    • Lays a good biblical and theological foundation for a solid understanding of spiritual warfare and demon possession.
  • Scott Moreau et al, eds., Deliver Us from Evil: An Uneasy Frontier in Christian Mission
    • A collection of papers that were presented at the “Deliver Us from Evil” consultation in Nairobi, put on by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. The papers include theological and practical studies as well as case studies, and are useful both for Christians who live and minister in the Majority World, as well as to expand the perspective of Western Christians in relation to spiritual warfare (including “demon possession”).
  • Sydney H. T. Page, Powers of Evil: A Biblical Study of Satan and Demons
    • Out of print – may purchase used copies from Amazon. Overall an excellent study of Satan and Demons in the Bible, with observations regarding “demon possession” at numerous points in the discussion.