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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elaine Mary Wainwright; Philip Leroy Culbertson; Susan E Smith; Australian Theological Forum.
|Description:||x, 298 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction / Elaine M. Wainwright --
pt. 1. The Spirit world in a Pacific context. A Maori perspective on spirit possession / Henare Tate --
Constructing identity and theology in the world of Samoan and Tongan spirits / Mary Caygill, Philip Culbertson --
Spirit possession and mental health in a New Zealand context / Ann M. Nolan --
A Moana rhythm of well-being / Winston Halapua --
pt. 2. The Spirit world of the Bible. Demons in early Judaism : demonic influence and political oppression / Keith Stuart --
Heavenly visitors : God's messengers / Alice Sinnott --
Clothed in his right mind : an exp[loration of spirit possession in early Christianity / Elaine M. Wainwright --
pt. 3. Spirits through the lens of theology and history. Naming the Spirit of God 'Holy' / Helen Bergin --
Spirit possession and deliverance ministry in the Auckland Assembly of God, 1970-1983 / Laurie Guy --
Spirit and spirits : the shape of a Catholic pneumatology of healing / Susan Smith --
Conclusion: Opening up conversations / Philip Culbertson, Susan Smith.
|Responsibility:||Elaine M. Wainwright, general editor ; with Philip Culbertson and Susan Smith.|
The George Sainsbury Foundation was established in 1989, ̀for research into and treatment of spirit possession as it relates to mental illness for the benefit of those persons suffering from such sickness.' In 2006, a legal representative for the Foundation approached the School of Theology at the University of Auckland, asking if the School could conduct research into spirit possession. The research project undertaken in response to the grant of funds from the George Sainbury Foundation was conducted in Aotearoa New Zealand for the ̀benefit of those suffering' from spirit possession in this particular context. --Book Jacket.