"The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West" by Brian P. Levack (IHS History Faculty New Book Talk)
Wed, September 25, 2013 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • GAR 4.100
The History Faculty New Book Series presents:
The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West (Yale University Press, April 2013), by Brian P. Levack.
Wednesday, Sep. 25 | 2:00 p.m. | GAR 4.100
“Riveting [and] readable . . . must-reading for students of history, psychology and religion.” —Publishers Weekly
“Brian P. Levack, a distinguished historian of early modern witchcraft, now sets exorcism in a long historical perspective, providing the most comprehensive and scholarly overview of the theme yet published...Underpinned by deep and empathetic learning, and an enviable knowledge of the sources, Levack’s cultural “script” theory of possession and exorcism is an attractive one.”—Peter Marshall, Times Literary Supplement
No RSVP needed. Please email Courtney to receive a copy of the reading selection to be discussed.