Suggested books on Angels and Demons

I will add to this list simply because I am doing this quick but I have been asked regarding what books to read.  Feel free to check back soon.

I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare, by Robert H. Bennett

Of course I may not be in full agreement with the following books, I have enjoyed them none the less:

99 Answers to Questions about  Angels and Demons and Spiritual Warfare, B.J. Oropeza

Angels, Elect and Evil, by C. Fred Dickason

Wizards that Peep, A Journey Into the Occult, Siegbert W. Becker

Biblical Demonology, A Study of Spiritual Forces At Work Today, by Merrill F. Unger

For you liturgical and patristic types:

The Angels and Their Mission, by Jean Danielou

The Angles and the Liturgy, Erik Peterson

For you that lean towards the Roman denomination:

Roman Ritual and Christian Burial, Exorcisms, Reserved Blessings, Etc (Latin and English) published by Preserving Christian Publications, Inc., Boonville, New York

Top Twelve Books Every Lutheran Seminarian Should Read Before Graduation, by Prof. Pless

  1. The Bible
  2. The Book of Concord
  3. Bayer, Oswald. Martin Luther’s Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation
  4. Elert, Werner. Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries
  5. Elert, Werner. The Structure of Lutheranism
  6. Giertz, Bo. The Hammer of God
  7. Koeberle, Adolph. The Quest for Holiness
  8. Krauth, Charles Porterfield. The Conservative Reformation and its Theology
  9. Luther, Martin. Commentary on Galatians
  10. Luther, Martin. The Bondage of the Will
  11. Sasse, Hermann. Here We Stand
  12. Walther, C.F. W. Law and Gospel



Bayer, Oswald. Living By Faith: Justification and Sanctification. Eerdmans.

Bayer, Oswald. Martin Luther’s Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation. Eerdmans

Forde, Gerhard. On Being a Theologian of the Cross. Eerdmans.

Forde, Gerhard. The Captivation of the Will. Eerdmans.

Giertz, Bo.The Hammer of God. Augsburg Fortress

Hagglund, Bengt. History of Theology. Concordia.

Hamann, Henry. On Being a Christian. Northwestern.

Iwand, Hans Joachim. The Righteousness of God According to Luther

Kittelson, James. Luther: The Reformer. Augsburg Fortress

Lull, Timothy. Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings. Fortress

Luther, Martin. Day by Day We Magnify Thee

Nestingen, James. Martin Luther: A Life.

Parton, Craig.The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer’s Quest for the Gospel. Concordia

Paulson, Steven. Luther for Armchair Theologians. Westminster John Knox Press.

Pless, John T. Handling the Word of Truth: Law and Gospel in the Church. Concordia.

Preus, Robert. Justification and Rome. Concordia

Sasse, Hermann. Here We Stand. Lutheran Publishing House

The Lonely Way (Volumes 1-2). Concordia

We Confess. Concordia

Senkbeil, Harold. Dying to Live: The Power of Forgiveness. Concordia

Veith, Gene. The Spirituality of the Cross. Concordia

Wells, David. Above All Earthly Powers: Christ in a Postmodern World. Eerdmans

Wingren, Gustaf. Luther on Vocation. Ballast Press

-Prof. John T.Pless

Residential Education at Concordia Theological Seminary


Chapel services are clearly the center of our community at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. This point is not a matter of pride, but a given, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. Our belief in residential Seminary education at CTS is NOT a question of practicality but about a dynamic education grounded precisely of who we are and what we are as baptized Christians in the community of saints.

-FB Post 5/31/13

Two Kinds of Righteousness

The modern understanding of the second kind of the two kinds of righteousness is the second part of the the third use of the Law that is used as a guide to the Christian life. Quiet, I’m trying to figure this out!! It’s got to be better than the simple dynamics of Law and Gospel in the Christian life!

FB Post 5/28/13