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Demons and Exorcisms through Art Luke 11:14–14:35 By Sarah Berg Luke 11:14–14:35 By Sarah Berg.

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1 Demons and Exorcisms through Art Luke 11:14–14:35 By Sarah Berg Luke 11:14–14:35 By Sarah Berg

2 What are demons? RSpiritual beings usually thought to be somehow between humans and God RThought to be good or evil RThought to cause mental problems, natural disasters and physical illness RSpiritual beings usually thought to be somehow between humans and God RThought to be good or evil RThought to cause mental problems, natural disasters and physical illness

3 Major Exorcisms in Synoptic Gospels PericopeMarkMattLuke Unclean Spirit/Demon in Synagogue at Capernaum 1:23-28X4:33-37 Jesus casts out a demon that made a man dumb (mute) X9: : :14 Beelzebul Controversy: What power does Jesus use? 3:22-279:34 12: :15-23 Gerasene/Gadarene Demoniac possessed by “Legion” 5:1-208:28-348:26-39 Syro-Phoenician Women’s daughter7: :21-28X Boy with an Epileptic Spirit9: :14-219:37-43a Another Exorcist9: :429:49-50

4 Major Exorcisms in Synoptic Gospels PericopeMarkMattLuke Unclean Spirit/Demon in Synagogue at Capernaum 1:23-28X4:33-37 X9: :22-23 Gerasene/Gadarene Demoniac possessed by “Legion” 5:1-208:28-348:26-39 Syro-Phoenician Women’s daughter7: :21-28X Boy with an Epileptic Spirit9: :14-219:37-43a Another Exorcist9: :429:49-50

5 The Beelzebul Controversy Luke 11:14-23 R“…when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke” (Luke 11:14b) Rfocuses on the exit of the demon R“…when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke” (Luke 11:14b) Rfocuses on the exit of the demon Matthaeus Merian 1625 "Jesus casts out a devil"

6 What is Different? RAppears Jesus is TOUCHING the man RRelates more to Matthew: “and he healed him” (Matt 12:22b) RAppears Jesus is TOUCHING the man RRelates more to Matthew: “and he healed him” (Matt 12:22b) Unknown woodcut 1563 “Jesus exorcises a demon”

7 All put together... RShows the whole sequence RRepeats Luke’s message: kingdom of God is upon them now R“finger of God” RShows the whole sequence RRepeats Luke’s message: kingdom of God is upon them now R“finger of God” Jerome Nadal 1593 “ A Blind and Mute Demonic is Healed”


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