The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
FOREWORD BY JOHN ZAFFIS
With over 400 entries and 80 black-and-white photos, this comprehensive resource delves into the origins of evil, exploring the realm of demons and devils. Going beyond a strictly Christian interpretation of demonology, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the various types of demons, the history of demonology, cases of possession throughout history, today’s demonologists and exorcists, methods of confronting demons, and their presence in popular culture, different cultures, and various religious traditions.
Organized in an A-Z format, each entry provides insights into the multifaceted nature of demons, often concluding with a brief list of suggested further reading. The book also includes a concise, unannotated bibliography for those seeking additional resources. Authored by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a renowned authority on paranormal subjects who has made numerous appearances on television and radio, the aim of this book is to inform readers about the dark side and encourage further exploration.
While Guiley’s work has drawn some criticism for its lack of skepticism, this reference remains a valuable asset due to its extensive historical accounts of demons and their practices. It serves as a reliable overview for those interested in demonology and will find its place in both public and academic libraries, catering to patrons seeking knowledge on this arcane subject.
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