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By Dayna S. Kalleres

ISBN-10: 0520276477

ISBN-13: 9780520276475

even though it would seem in reviews of past due old ecclesiastical authority and tool that students have coated every little thing, an incredible element of the city bishop has lengthy been ignored: his position as demonologist and exorcist. whilst the emperor Constantine made Christianity the professional faith of the world, bishops and monks in all places struggled  to "Christianize" the city areas nonetheless ruled by way of Greco-Roman monuments and gala's. in this interval of upheaval, while congregants probably attended every thing yet their very own "orthodox" church, many ecclesiastical leaders all started concurrently to advertise competitive and insidious depictions of the demonic. In City of Demons, Dayna S. Kalleres investigates this constructing discourse and the church-sponsored rituals that went besides it, displaying how transferring ecclesiastical demonologies and evolving practices of exorcism profoundly formed Christian lifestyles within the fourth century.

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