Essentials Of Demonology by E. Langton

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The Epworth Press, 1949. First edition. A Study of Jewish and Christian Doctrine, Its Origin and Development. 229 pages. Includes illustrated works by Gustave Doré, William Blake et al. Some minor marks to boards, one corner is worn. Foxing to page edges, text is clean and unmarked, one page in the middle of the book is creased halfway down. Very good copy of a scarce edition. 

'There is no denying the deep and widespread influence of a belief in so called belief in 'spirits' on the nature and history of human thought; embodied, disembodied or unembodied.
E. Langton dissects ancient texts of angelology and demonology, examining Jewish, Greek, Babylonian and Egyptian scripture, biblical writings, animism, and the development of attitudes towards the supernatural within the fields of psychical research and psychology.

"The belief in angels and demons is woven into the fabric of Jewish and Christian teaching concerning, God, Human beings, and the world from its earliest period to present times.
For the belief in angels and demons is very intimately related both to primitive conceptions and to the belief in the survival of departed human spirits.
Numerous streams of thought have flowed together to determine the view here taken of the beings of the spirit world. I have laid under contribution the labours of a great host of truth-seeking workers, anthropologists, travellers, and missionaries; who have given us intimate and detailed accounts of the beliefs and practices of many cultures.
That under the blessing of the God of truth these pages may help forward the search for truth and reality in the realm of spiritual experience is the earnest prayer of the author." 

E. 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.

Category Magic & Occultism

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