ISBN 13: 978-1-910216-17-0
Format: Paperback – 148 x 210 mm
Extent: 249 pages
Artwork: b/w illustrations
The Doctrine of Demons is an account of the Christian belief in demons, a belief that is evident in the earliest records of the Christian religion and which continued without any significant disruption for more than eighteen hundred years. This ancient belief, reflected in the literature, architecture and folklore of Christian culture was rejected in the post-Enlightenment era by an increasingly secular Church, and is now treated therein as a ‘dead theological category’. Consequently, the spiritual realm is today an area of interest generally associated either with scholars, or with eccentrics populating the fringes of our society.
The Doctrine of Demons is concerned specifically with the traditional Christian doctrine of demons, and provides the reader with an insight into an area of spiritual life that has been neglected by the Church at large for many many years, much to its detriment.
The author, the late Edward Langton (1886 – 1965), was one of the most enlightened authorities of his generation in this specialised area of research, and his books are an outstanding source of accurate information on the subject of both demonology and Angelology. One of Langton’s notable characteristics was his enthusiastic pursuit of knowledge. After the First World War (1914-19) he became a student at London University, where he acquired his B.D. Degree, followed shortly afterwards by a B.D. (Hons). Some years later he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) for a thesis on the general subject of “The Doctrine of Good and Evil Spirits”.