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In this reissue of Martin's controversial bestseller, the author examines the contemporary climate of Satanism in America.
"In the barrage of books on possession and exorcism, this is undoubtedly the most authoritative and convincing".--The Washington Post Book Review. Includes a new preface by the author.
"Hostage to the Devil" is the first and only textbook on the subject of possession and exorcism in modern times. It is the only work to describe the stages of exorcism and it is obviously based on an enormous amount of personal experience. ... a brilliant work. --M. Scott Peck, M. D., author of "Glimpses of the Devil""
Preface to the New Edition: Possession and Exorcism in America in the 1990s
The Fate of an Exorcist
Michael Strong - Part I
A Brief Handbook of Exorcism
Zio's Friend and the Smiler
Father Bones and Mister Natch
The Virgin and the Girl-Fixer
Uncle Ponto and the Mushroom-Souper
The Rooster and the Tortoise
Manual of Possession
Good, Evil, and the Modern Mind
Human Spirit and Lucifer
Human Spirit and Jesus
The Process of Possession
The End of an Exorcist
Michael Strong - Conclusion
Appendix I: The Roman Ritual of Exorcism
Appendix II: Prayers Commonly Used in Exorcisms
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ISBN: 9780060653378 ISBN-10: 006065337X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 477 Published: April 1999 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.67
Weight (kg): 0.38