Episode 78: EXORCISM

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Sensationalised by Hollywood, the reality behind the rituals and practices of exorcism is somewhat different. Historian Dr Francis Young joins podcast creator and host Mark Norman to discuss the approach taken in medieval times, representations of the rituals in folklore and more.

Francis also offers the following book recommendations for further reading:

A History of Exorcism in Catholic Christianity, and A History of Anglican Exorcism (by himself)

The Devil Within (Brian P. Levack)

The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts (Owen Davies)

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