by Charles Williams

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This book is perhaps the best introduction to the subject of witchcraft that is neither hysterical nor Wiccan propaganda. Thus it is a rare read on the subject. Charles Williams provides an esoteric and intellectually provocative history of witchcraft and magic in the Christian era. As readable as a thriller but full of profound theological insight, Williams' book explores the sombre and lurid history of the reaction to witchcraft as well as its most famous cases.

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ISBN-13: 9788834136881
Publisher: Reading Essentials
Publication date: 06/11/2019
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 955,051
File size: 242 KB

About the Author

Author and scholar Charles Williams (1886-1945) joined, in 1908, the staff of the Oxford University Press, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the Press, he taught in the University.

Table of Contents

I The Background 13

II The Arrival of the Devil 36

III The Dark Ages 60

IV Witchcraft and Heresy 76

V The Centuries of the Noble Trials 93

VI The Malleus Maleficarum 123

VII The Goetic Life 153

VIII The Grand War 173

IX In England 189

X The Philosophical and Literary Movement 221

XI The Suspension of Belief 247

XII Salem 276

XIII Conclusion 295

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