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The Devil within : possession & exorcism in the Christian West / Brian P. Levack.

Levack, Brian P.
Date
2013


About this work

Publication/Creation

New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2013.

Physical description

xii, 346 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Contributors

Contents

Making sense of demonic possession -- Possession and exorcism in Christian antiquity -- Possession in Christian demonology -- Expelling the demon -- Demonic possession and illness -- The performance of the possessed -- The demoniac in society -- The demoniac and the witch -- Possession in the age of reason -- Possession : past and present -- Conclusion.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-335) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780300114720
  • 0300114729

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