Dr Jonathon O’Donnell tackles Demons in Christianity, Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians:
01:50 Demonology in its early days and developments
03:47 Etymology of the word Demon
05:10 Demons fought in the wilderness and in the cities
07:45 When did the fascination and study of Demons start?
09:15 Demons and Witch Hunts
10:40 Demons seen as defeated (not a threat) after the conversion of the Roman empire
12:39 From the 12th and 13th Century Demons, ‘evil’ and demons grow in popularity
16:35 Witchcraft becomes a social threat
18:45 Witches as Demon worshippers
19:10 Core Elements of Demonology
19:22 Demons are not creators but co-opters of Divine Power
20:02 The Demonic Pact
20:48 The use of Sacraments and Black Mass
21:24 Natural Magic versus Witchcraft (as Demonic magic)
22:28 Witch Hunts in Europe
23:00 Modernity and the perception of Witchcraft
25:32 The Diabolic/Demonic Pact was modelled on Feudal oaths and systems of power
27:19 State Sovereignty, Political Philosophy and Witchcraft
29:20 Demonology fallen out of fashion through modernity?
32:43 The Rationalisation of Demons and the Devil
33:10 From Demons/Satan to de-personified Evil
34:19 Secularisation or Rationalisation of Demons?
34:56 Survival and Renaissance of Demonology in the Contemporary world
36:29 Conspiracy Theories and Demonology
37:34 Movies and Pop Culture popularised Demons
39:00 Two Contemporary Views of Demons
40:33 Contemporary Satanism
44:05 American Culture and the rise of Demonology (Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches)
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S. Jonathon O’Donnell, “Witchcraft, Statecraft, Mancraft: On the Demonological Foundations of Sovereignty.” Political Theology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2020.1759278
S. Jonathon O’Donnell, “The Body Politic(s) of the Jezebel Spirit.” Religion and Gender 7(2). Available at: https://brill.com/view/journals/rag/7/2/article-p240_7.xml
Alain Bourreau, Satan the Heretic: The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West. University of Chicago Press, 2006.
David Brakke, Demons and the Making of the Monk: Spiritual Combat in Early Christianity. Harvard University Press, 2006.
Dayne S. Kalleres, City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity. California University Press, 2015.
Per Faxneld, Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Women in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford University Press, 2017.
Ruben van Luijk, Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism. Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Published on June 20, 2020