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Author McCloud, Sean, author

Title American possessions : fighting demons in the contemporary United States / Sean McCloud
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Summary 'American Possessions' examines contemporary American religious culture through the themes of a 'consuming convert's republic', 'the haunted present', and 'the therapeutic'. The work argues that US religious culture in the twenty-first century can be characterised as immersed in and constitutive of an era of possessions - of both consumer goods and spirit entities such as ghosts and demons - and that these 'possessions' are thoroughly saturated with the reverberations of therapeutic discourse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 24, 2015)
Subject Demoniac possession -- United States.
Spiritual warfare -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190205386 (ebook)