A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity Hardback

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A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity

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This book traces the development of exorcism in Catholic Christianity from the fourth century to the present day, and seeks to explain why exorcism is still so much in demand. This is the first work in English to trace the development of the liturgy, practice and authorisation of exorcisms in Latin Christianity. The rite of exorcism, and the claim by Roman Catholic priests to be able to drive demons from the possessed, remains an enduring source of popular fascination, but the origins and history of this controversial rite have been little explored. Arguing that belief in the need for exorcism typically re-emerges at periods of crisis for the church, Francis Young explores the shifting boundaries between authorised exorcisms and unauthorised magic throughout Christian history, from Augustine of Hippo to Pope Francis. This book offers the historical background to - and suggests reasons for - the current resurgence of exorcism in the global Catholic Church.

A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity by Francis Young was published by Springer International Publishing AG in May 2016. The ISBN for A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity is 9783319291116.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG (May 2016)
Weight508g
Number of Pages270
Thickness21 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
ISBN9783319291116
ISBN-103319291114
Product Code4459899
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