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Exorcism and Enlightenment: Johann Joseph Gassner and the Demons of Eighteenth-Century Germany (The Terry Lectures Series)

 
 
 
 
Exorcism and Enlightenment: Johann Joseph Gassner and the Demons of Eighteenth-Century Germany (The Terry Lectures Series)
Author: H. C. Erik Midelfort
ISBN 13: 9780300106695
ISBN 10: 300106696
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
List Price: $50.00
 
 

In this book H. C. Erik Midelfort delves deeply into eighteenth-century records to explore the story of German Catholic priest Johann Joseph Gassner’s extraordinary powers of exorcism. The author describes the thousands of healings, the official efforts to curb Gassner, the public controversy, and the surprising role of magic and belief in an age of scientific enlightenment.

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