Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Wicca and Witchcraft: Catholic and Other Christian Resources

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Here are some recommended articles and one book about Wicca and witchcraft (similar but not totally synonymous):

CATHOLIC


Witchcraft 101: Five Things Apologists Should Know, Michelle Arnold (This Rock, July-August 2008)

Anti-Neo-Pagan Apologetics, Jimmy Akin (This Rock, May-June 2003)

Dispelling the Charms of Wicca, Mary Zurolo (Catholic Culture)

Wicca's World: Looking Into the Pagan Phenomenon (Zenit / Catholic Online)

The Witch Next Door, Br. Paul Stein (Catholic Exchange)

Wiccan Work it Out, John Gibson (Envoy, Sep-Oct 1997)

The Wiccan Myth, Donna Steichen (book review) (Touchstone)


PROTESTANT EVANGELICAL


Wicca: The Rise of Witchcraft, Russ Wise (Christian Information Ministries)

A Wicca Primer (Christianity Today: 10-23-00)

Video Debate (on the Donahue show) Between Dr. Walter Martin and Gavin & Yvonne Frost, founders of the Church of Wicca (the late Dr. Martin was a leading Protestant expert on cults, sects, and non-Christian religions) [+ Part Two]

From the Nature God to the God of Nature: Reaching Out to Wiccans
, Richard G. Howe (Christian Research Institute: cult-watching group founded by Dr. Walter Martin)

Catherine Edwards Sanders, Wicca’s Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality (Shaw Books, 2005)


SECULAR



Comparison Chart of Wicca and Christianity (ReligionFacts)

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