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Demons!: The Devil, Possession & Exorcism

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Exorcism-possession-- demonic forces-- how did the archetype of the Devil and his demons come about? Using numerous case histories, examples from poems, plays, novels, and the views of notable thinkers, the author looks at the development of the Devil and his demons from biblical times to the present-- where possession is regularly diagnosed and the demons exorcised. ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Blandford (first published 1999)
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Richard
Jul 17, 2012 Richard rated it did not like it
Shelves: occult, non-fiction
I did not know thie author was an ex-priest, but within a few sentences it felt like he was, as it was so preachy.

Also, he dismissed many aspects of demonlogy out of hand, by attributing belief in the bits he doesn't like to superstition and 'simple folk making up spirits to explain what they don't understand'. Yet at the same time he takes as a given the existence of The Devil (you must capitalise!!!)

I was expecting a history of demonology, but what you need to realise is that this is a history
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Feb 22, 2013 Caleb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well sourced info, I wouldn't take all of the authors perspectives to the bank, but quite interesting.
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