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The Penguin Book of Exorcisms (Paperback): Joseph P. Laycock

The Penguin Book of Exorcisms (Paperback)

Joseph P. Laycock

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Haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South Africa A Penguin Classic Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. The signs of spirit possession have been documented for thousands of years and across religions and cultures, even into our time: In 2019 the Vatican convened 250 priests from 50 countries for a weeklong seminar on exorcism. The Penguin Book of Exorcisms brings together the most astonishing accounts: Saint Anthony set upon by demons in the form of a lion, a bull, and a panther, who are no match for his devotion and prayer; the Prophet Muhammad casting an enemy of God out of a young boy; fox spirits in medieval China and Japan; a headless bear assaulting a woman in sixteenth-century England; the possession in the French town of Loudun of an entire convent of Ursuline nuns; a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily; a previously unpublished account of an exorcism in Earling, Iowa, in 1928--an important inspiration for the movie The Exorcist; poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist; a Filipina girl "bitten by devils"; and a rare example of a priest's letter requesting permission of a bishop to perform an exorcism--after witnessing a boy walk backward up a wall. Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too.

General

Imprint: Penguin USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2020
Authors: Joseph P. Laycock
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-313547-0
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Religious groups
Books > Health, Home & Family > Mind, body & spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > Ghosts & poltergeists
Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Unexplained phenomena / the paranormal > Ghosts & poltergeists
LSN: 0-14-313547-3
Barcode: 9780143135470

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