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Exorcism
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I. Comparative Religion – II. New Testament – III. Practical Theology – IV. Liturgy – V. Missiology

I. Comparative Religion

Exorcism, latinized from the Greek ἐξορκίζεῖν/exorkízein, literally “to conjure out,” consists of procedures aimed at removing psychic, social, or material disruptions that are attributed to the presence of undesirable spirits. Exorcism is accordingly practiced worldwide and repr…

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Figge, Horst H., Kollmann, Bernd, Streib, Heinz, Mitchell, Nathan D. and Grünschloß, Andreas, “Exorcism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04917>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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