Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief

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On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmannin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of "maleficia" (deeds of harmful magic), including killing 41 infants and two mothers in labour, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act - sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin "in many diverse places ...even in the street by night". As Walter Stephens demonstrates in "Demon Lovers", it was not Hausmannin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons - instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the "witch craze". Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous "Malleus Maleficarum" ("Hammer of Witches"). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens's account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons - for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches - would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief - a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse and alien abduction.

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmannin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of maleficia (deeds of harmful magic), including killing 41 infants and two mothers in labour, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act - sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin in many diverse places .even in the street by night . As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers , it was not Hausmannin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons - instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the witch craze . Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous Malleus Maleficarum ( Hammer of Witches ). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens s account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons - for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches - would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief - a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse and alien abduction. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780226772622

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmannin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of maleficia (deeds of harmful magic), including killing 41 infants and two mothers in labour, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act - sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin in many diverse places .even in the street by night . As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers , it was not Hausmannin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons - instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the witch craze . Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous Malleus Maleficarum ( Hammer of Witches ). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens s account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons - for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches - would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief - a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse and alien abduction. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780226772622

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex and the Crisis of Belief (New edition), Walter Stephens, On September 20, 1587, Walpurga Hausmannin of Dillingen in southern Germany was burned at the stake as a witch. Although she had confessed to committing a long list of "maleficia" (deeds of harmful magic), including killing 41 infants and two mothers in labour, her evil career allegedly began with just one heinous act - sex with a demon. Fornication with demons was a major theme of her trial record, which detailed an almost continuous orgy of sexual excess with her diabolical paramour Federlin "in many diverse places .even in the street by night". As Walter Stephens demonstrates in "Demon Lovers", it was not Hausmannin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons - instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic during the centuries of the "witch craze". Why? To find out, Stephens conducts a detailed investigation of the first and most influential treatises on witchcraft (written between 1430 and 1530), including the infamous "Malleus Maleficarum" ("Hammer of Witches"). Far from being credulous fools or mindless misogynists, early writers on witchcraft emerge in Stephens's account as rational but reluctant skeptics, trying desperately to resolve contradictions in Christian thought on God, spirits and sacraments that had bedeviled theologians for centuries. Proof of the physical existence of demons - for instance, through evidence of their intercourse with mortal witches - would provide strong evidence for the reality of the supernatural, the truth of the Bible, and the existence of God. Early modern witchcraft theory reflected a crisis of belief - a crisis that continues to be expressed today in popular debates over angels, Satanic ritual child abuse and alien abduction. Codice libro della libreria B9780226772622

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Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. This work argues that a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny preoccupation with the topic of witches having sex with demons during the centuries of the "witch craze". It analyzes the first treatises on witchcraft to discover why. Num Pages: 478 pages, 16 halftones, 2 diagrams. BIC Classification: 1D; 3H; 3J; HBJD; HBLC; HBLH; HRCM; HRQX5. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 155 x 26. Weight in Grams: 640. . 2003. New ed. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780226772622

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Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsNote on TranslationsIntroduction: Sex Fiends1. Witchcraft Theory: Copulation with Demons as Carnal Knowledge2. Why Women? The Malleus maleficarum3. Sexy Devils: How They Got Bodies4. Incredible Sex: Confronting the Difficulty of Belief5. From Dreams to Reality: Why Witches Fly6. Experiments with Witches7. The Theory of Witchcraft Power8. "This Is My Body": Witches and Desecration9. Witches, Infanticide, and Power10. Illusion and Reality, Part One: Crib Death and Stealthy Cats11. Illusion and Reality, Part Two: Witches Who Steal Penises12. Interview with the Demon: From Exorcism to Witchcraft13. Witchcraft, Body, and SoulConclusion: Talking around the UnspeakableNotesWorks CitedIndex. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0226772624

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