my books: friends & counselors #8

Oh, how the perspective of the ancient world and the world today differ. Or as Everett Ferguson, one of my profs, put it:

One gains the definite impression that for many early Christians more important than the promise of forgiveness of sins was the promise of deliverance from demons.

Demonology of the Early Christian World by Everett Ferguson (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1984); p.127