. . More frightening than the writhing body, however, was the face. The eyes were hooded with lazy reptilian torpor. . . ` This is the second bestselling book by Dr M, Scott Peck. Here Dr
Author: Morgan Scott Peck
Publisher: Random House
Category: Abnormal Behaviour
`The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake of great strength. . . More frightening than the writhing body, however, was the face. The eyes were hooded with lazy reptilian torpor. . . ` This is the second bestselling book by Dr M, Scott Peck. Here Dr
The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than twenty-five years -- in two ...
Author: M. Scott Peck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than twenty-five years -- in two profoundly human stories of satanic possession. In the tradition of his million-copy bestseller People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, Scott Peck's new book offers the first complete account of exorcism and possession by a modern psychiatrist in this extraordinary personal narrative of his efforts to heal patients suffering from demonic and satanic possession. For the first time, Dr. Peck discusses his experience in conducting exorcisms, sharing the spellbinding details of his two major cases: one a moving testament to his healing abilities, and the other a perilous and ultimately unsuccessful struggle against darkness and evil. Twenty-seven-year-old Jersey was of average intelligence; a caring and devoted wife and mother to her husband and two young daughters, she had no history of mental illness. Beccah, in her mid-forties and with a superior intellect, had suffered from profound depression throughout her life, choosing to remain in an abusive relationship with her husband, one dominated by distrust and greed. Until the day Dr. Peck first met the young woman called Jersey, he did not believe in the devil. In fact, as a mature, highly experienced psychiatrist, he expected that this case would resolve his ongoing effort to prove to himself, as scientifically as possible, that there were absolutely no grounds for such beliefs. Yet what he discovered could not be explained away simply as madness or by any standard clinical diagnosis. Through a series of unanticipated events, Dr. Peck found himself thrust into the role of exorcist, and his desire to treat and help Jersey led him down a path of blurred boundaries between science and religion. Once there, he came face-to-face with deeply entrenched evil and ultimately witnessed the overwhelming healing power of love. In Glimpses of the Devil, Dr. Peck's celebrated gift for integrating psychiatry and religion is demonstrated yet again as he recounts his journey from skepticism to eventual acknowledgment of the reality of an evil spirit, even at the risk of being shunned by the medical establishment. In the process, he also finds himself compelled to confront the larger paradox of free will, of a commitment to goodness versus enslavement to the forms of evil, and the monumental clash of forces that endangers both sanity and the soul. Glimpses of the Devil is unquestionably among Scott Peck's most powerful, scrupulously written, and important books in many years. At once deeply sensitive and intensely chilling, it takes a clear-eyed look at one of the most mysterious and misunderstood areas of human experience.
PEOPLE OF THE LIE Hope for healing human evil M Scott Peck Century, 1988, 272pp. £4.95 Reviewer Carolyn Armitage How many of us dare to speculate on the nature of evil, let alone identify it in people around us? And what about ourselves ...
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I had read his e Road Less Traveled and so took up another of his books, People of the Lie: e Hope for Healing Human Evil. is work turned out to be most helpful to me in my continuing search to understand how to deal with the issue of ...
Author: James B. Vigen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Before she was baptized or knew anything about Christ, young Nenilava was called by Jesus to preach and exorcise in his name. At the age of twenty, newly married to a Lutheran catechist, she heard Jesus prompting her to intervene in a case of demon possession, and from there her ministry spread like wildfire. She spent the next sixty years of her life traveling around her native Madagascar, proclaiming Jesus' victory over sin, guilt, and evil, and bringing countless people to faith. In this book, her firsthand account of her early ministry, as told to a Malagasy pastor, appears for the first time in English. Complementing the immediacy of her narrative, former missionary in Madagascar, James B. Vigen, recounts the last thirty years of Nenilava's life and describes the extraordinary impact of this illiterate peasant woman on African Christianity. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson concludes the book with a far-reaching exploration of demon possession, healing from illness and sin, emergent offices of ministry, and the relevance of Nenilava for Western Christianity.
Prior to his People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil,5 the diagnosis of evil had never entered the psychiatric lexicon. To allow for this designation within the medical sphere, Dr. Peck's treatise elucidates the ...
Author: Alvin Henry
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Drawing on methods and approaches from various schools of psychoanalysis, comparative literature, and cultural studies, the contributors to Psychoanalysis in Context examine how the circulation of psychoanalysis across time and place reflects and shapes literature and literary criticism. The essays in this volume cover a wide geographic and thematic range while attending to the historical moment of the literature, the psychoanalysis, and the interpretations—and misinterpretations—of psychoanalysis. Adrienne Seely examines the psychoanalytic dimensions of narrative structure in light of masochistic aesthetics and of the situating of women and robots both beneath and beyond humanist ideology. Simon Porzak analyzes the reconfiguration of the father figure through poetry. Nicholas Ray examines the close historical and theoretical connections between Freud’s interpretative appeal to tragic drama and his professed abandonment of the seduction theory. Vera Profit asks how the question of evil challenges the limits of literary representation. Laura Dawkins examines the applicability of psychoanalytic paradigms to African American literature and culture. Brian Glaser questions how psychoanalysis helps to distinguish insight and wisdom from mechanism or defense in reading the poetry of modernist male subjectivity. Shirley Zisser explores unseen dimensions of psychosis and establishes the main symptom of culture. Michael Angelo Tata analyzes the transformation of Lacan’s objet a under Late Capitalism and the emergence of a new form of desire. Erica Galioto strives to produce an alliance across multiple psychoanalytic discourses by redefining Freud’s notion of transference. Hilary Thompson challenges the historical legacy of psychoanalysis in the colonial context to demonstrate the polarity yet compatibility of psychic and political models of melancholia in the postcolonial context. In the final chapter Maire Jaanus provides a definitive reading of Albert Camus’s The Stranger and traces Lacan’s shift from conceptualizing the unconscious as able to constantly register and interpret language to that of a Real Unconscious which is amorphous and formless jouissance. Jaanus analyzes the development of ordinary psychosis; she ends her reading with a stunning reply to Edward Said’s identity politics reading of the novel to reveal how a phallic reading cannot imagine a corporeal fantasy beyond the sexual. This collection of essays offers a series of fresh and critical insights into the literary history of both psychoanalysis and literature. Contributors: Laura Dawkins, Erica Galioto, Brian Glaser, Maire Jaanus, Simon Porzak, Vera Profit, Nicholas Ray, Adrienne Seely, Michael Angelo Tata, Hilary Thompson and Shirley Zisser.
Finding Freedom from Toxic People Gary Thomas. 3. Alvaro de Silva, ed., ... M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil (1983; repr., New York: Touchstone, 1998), 130. 6. Peck, People of the Lie, 51–52. 7.
Author: Gary Thomas
Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to a more worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah to give you insightful, biblical takeaways that you can apply right away. You'll discover how to: Learn the difference between difficult people and toxic people Find refuge in God when you feel under attack Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set healthy boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose. It's time to know When to Walk Away.
Logically speaking, they cannot be held responsible for their evil behavior since the dark side is controlling them. ... his view of evil, one of whom was psychiatrist M. Scott Peck in People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil.
Author: Gene Fowler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Imagine receiving a shocking email from a church member stating that you, the pastor, have mishandled church funds and that you should resign for the good of the congregation. Soon you discover that the church member sent the email to many other church members. Additional lies will follow until the fateful day comes when the members vote to fire you, or the bishop dismisses you, or you resign for sheer survival. You are experiencing church abuse of clergy, which is the topic of this book. Clergy will gain an entirely new understanding of church abuse of clergy that afflicts many pastors and their loved ones by reading this book. The view of church abuse of clergy being presented is a new paradigm that challenges older explanations of the church abuse. This book shows that clergy must begin collaborating in order to discover effective solutions to the church abuse of clergy problem. Clergy must become empowered to confront the church at all levels and support one another in the face of church abuse of clergy. A very toxic ministry situation exists throughout the United States and internationally, which must be challenged!
To be sure, many modern, secular people are uncomfortable with the idea of “super- human creatures of God” such as angels, ... M. Scott Peck, People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983). 36.
Author: Roger E. Olson
Liberal Christian theology permeates mainlines denominations and progressive circles of the church to this day. But what is liberal theology? What are progressive Christians progressing toward, and what are they leaving behind? In Against Liberal Theology, professor and theologian Roger E. Olson warns progressive and mainline Christians against passively accepting the ideas of liberal theology without thinking through the consequences. In doing so, he examines the basic beliefs of the Christian faith, the main ideas of liberal theology, the way today's mainline and progressive Christianity relates to classic liberalism, and how classic Christian faith and liberal Christianity connect and contradict. Following in the footsteps of Gresham Machen's now-classic Christianity and Liberalism 100 years ago, Olson worries that liberal Christianity may not be Christianity but a different religion altogether. After examining the origins of liberal theology in the nineteenth century, Olson examines how liberal theology views: Sources of truth The Bible God Jesus Christ Salvation The Future Gentle but direct, Olson provides an even-handed assessment and critique of the ideas of liberal theology and worries that liberal Christianity has strayed too far from the classic Christian orthodoxy of the fathers and creeds to be considered "Christian" at all.
People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil. New YorN, NY: Touchstone. Page 240. 308 HincNley, G.B. (2000). Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues that will Heal Our Hearts and Homes. New YorN, NY: Three Rivers Press.
Author: Jordan R. Jensen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Self-Action Leadership (Volumes 1 and 2) provides the first, and only, books of their kind in the academic world today. This two volume set single-handedly carves out a new and unique scholarly niche by providing the first comprehensive and secular manual to holistically address society’s universal need for personal leadership and character education. Its single-minded aim is the global promotion and proliferation of leadership, character, and life skills education in nations, communities, organizations, schools, homes, and individual lives everywhere. The concept of Self-Action Leadership (SAL) is rooted in 30 years of extensive research spanning the fields of self-leadership, leadership, action research, character education, and autoethnography. In addition to drawing on the scholarship of these extant fields, SAL simultaneously builds upon them by introducing an original theory and model that executives, administrators, scholars, teachers, and practitioners alike can universally utilize to their own advantages and to the benefit of their colleagues, subordinates, and students. Volume I—The Self-Action Leadership Theory—contains prefacing material for the combined texts. It also includes the first four book sections of the two volume set.