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Jesus en demoonuitdrywing: ’n ondersoek na Jesus se hantering van demone volgens die Evangelies

F. P. Viljoen
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 40, No 2 | a341 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v40i2.341 | © 2006 F. P. Viljoen | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 July 2006 | Published: 30 July 2006

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F. P. Viljoen, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe en Bybeltale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Jesus and exorcism: an investigation of Jesus’ dealing with demons according to the Gospels
In view of present-day reports of demon-possession and often disputable practices of exorcism, a study is made of these phenomena in the Gospels. According to the Gospels demon- possession was a stark reality. Through his exorcistic activities Jesus demonstrated his absolute authority over Satan and his demons. Despite critical views that the devil, demons and exorcism form part of an outdated worldview, it is asumed in this article that demon activity is still a reality. A survey is made of Jesus’ exorcism practices from two examples to identify the features of demonic cases apparent from these examples.


Demon Deliverance; Demon-Possession; Evidence From The Gospels Exorcism; Historical Jesus


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