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Robert Bennett

Biography:

Dr. Robert Bennett is dedicated to studying how various cultures view Christianity and various forms of spirituality. His research includes a collection of hundreds of ethnographic interviews that seek to understand the phenomenology of conversion that has led to the incredible growth of Christianity on the island of Madagascar. He is the author of a recent book titled, "I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare." Recently Bennett has focused his research on animism as found in the Haitian voodoo context interviewing numerous voodoo practitioners in Haiti and the USA. Bennett is also a guest lecturer at numerous International Seminaries, Adjunct professor of Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN and the Administrative Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School, located in Reese, Michigan.

Past Shows:

Spiritual Warfare/ Creole Voodoo

In the first half, Dr. Robert Bennett spoke about his research into spirituality, demon possession, spiritual warfare, exorcism, and paranormal phenomena & lore. He spent time studying local religions on the island of Madagascar, and found that many people there are "worshiping spirits, venerating their ancestors and seeking different powers and knowledge from them. Born and raised in the Voodoo rich culture of New Orleans, author and spiritual advisor Denise Alvarado talked about spells and the practice of Creole Voodoo in the latter half of the show. Describing different offshoots, she noted that Voodoo is actually a religion brought over from Africa, while Hoodoo is the practice of the magical aspects of Voodoo. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Exorcisms & Religion in Madagascar

Dedicated to studying how various cultures view Christianity and various forms of spirituality Dr. Robert Bennett discussed his study of demon possession, exorcism, and spiritual warfare in Madagascar, as well as his research into Haitian voodoo. First hour guest, author Whitley Strieber commented on NBA player Baron Davis' alleged alien abduction, a new wave of UFO sightings, and his wife's illness. ... More »

Host: George Noory

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