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The Resource Exorcism and Enlightenment : Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany, H.C. Erik Midelfort

Exorcism and Enlightenment : Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany, H.C. Erik Midelfort

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Exorcism and Enlightenment : Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany
Title
Exorcism and Enlightenment
Title remainder
Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany
Statement of responsibility
H.C. Erik Midelfort
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Language
eng
Summary
In the late eighteenth century, Catholic priest Johann Joseph Gassner (1727-1779) discovered that he had extraordinary powers of exorcism. Deciding that demons were responsible for most human ailments, he healed thousands, rich and poor, Protestant and Catholic. In this book H.C. Erik Midelfort delves deeply into records of the time to explore Gassner's remarkable exorcising campaign, chronicle the official efforts to curb him, and reconstruct the sufferings of the afflicted. Gassner's activities triggered a Catholic religious revival as well as a noisy skeptical reaction. In response to those who doubted that he was really casting out demons, Gassner marshaled hundreds of eyewitness reports that seemed to prove his exorcisms really worked. Midelfort describes the enormous public controversy that resulted, and he demonstrates that the Gassner episode yields important insights into the German Enlightenment and Counter-Enlightenment, the limitations of eighteenth-century debate, and the ongoing role of magic and belief in an age of scientific enlightenment
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Midelfort, H. C. Erik
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Terry lecture series
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  • Gassner, Johann Joseph
  • Gassner, Johann Joseph
  • Gassner, Johann Joseph
  • Exorcism
  • Faith and reason
  • Enlightenment
  • Exorcisme
  • Foi et raison
  • Siècle des lumières
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Enlightenment
  • Exorcism
  • Germany
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Exorcisme
Label
Exorcism and Enlightenment : Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany, H.C. Erik Midelfort
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-210) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Experience of Demons""; ""2 A Niche in the Incubator: Ecclesiastical Politics and the Empire""; ""3 Healing""; ""4 Interpretation""; ""5 Conversation and Ridicule""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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ocn123240126
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1 online resource (xiii, 219 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780300130133
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt1131d4
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123240126
Label
Exorcism and Enlightenment : Johann Joseph Gassner and the demons of eighteenth-century Germany, H.C. Erik Midelfort
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-210) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""CONTENTS""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 The Experience of Demons""; ""2 A Niche in the Incubator: Ecclesiastical Politics and the Empire""; ""3 Healing""; ""4 Interpretation""; ""5 Conversation and Ridicule""; ""Epilogue""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn123240126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300130133
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1131d4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123240126

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