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The Resource The Penguin book of exorcisms, edited by Joseph P Laycock

The Penguin book of exorcisms, edited by Joseph P Laycock

Label
The Penguin book of exorcisms
Title
The Penguin book of exorcisms
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joseph P Laycock
Title variation
Book of exorcisms
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Levitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking in tongues. A hateful, glowing stare. Spirit possession has 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 week-long 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of an entire convent of Ursuline nuns; a Zulu woman who floated to a height of five feet almost daily; a previously unpublished account of an exorcism in Earling, Iowa, in 1928--an important inspiration for the movie The Exorcist; poltergeist activity at a home in Maryland in 1949--the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 backwards up a wall. Fifty-seven percent of Americans profess to believe in demonic possession; after reading this book, you may too"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
133.4/27
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Laycock, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exorcism
  • Demonology
  • Spirit possession
Label
The Penguin book of exorcisms, edited by Joseph P Laycock
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st. edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780143135470
Lccn
2020018192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1141151340
  • 702323
  • (OCoLC)1141151340
Label
The Penguin book of exorcisms, edited by Joseph P Laycock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st. edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780143135470
Lccn
2020018192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1141151340
  • 702323
  • (OCoLC)1141151340

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