In today’s secular world, demon possession is generally regarded as nothing but medieval superstition. Modern western man has forgotten C. S. Lewis’s sage account of the devilish strategy (The Screwtape Letters, 7): “Our policy, for the moment, is to conceal ourselves. Of course, this has not always been so. We are really faced with a cruel dilemma. When human beings disbelieve in our existence we lose all the pleasing results of direct terrorism and we make no magicians. On the other hand, when they believe in us we cannot make them materialists and sceptics.”
Vol. 16, No. 2 of the Global Journal will feature selections from a learned symposium on the subject recently made available for our republication by the kind permission of The Journal of Mind and Behavior (editor: Dr Raymond Russ, University of Maine). The main article by Mark Crooks will be followed by commentaries by Craig Keener and your Editor. The Montgomery inclusion is perhaps justified by my books Principalities and Powers: The World of the Occult and Demon Possession: Christian Medical Association Essays.