The Devil's Children

The Devil's Children
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Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 220
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ISBN-10 : 9781317035923
ISBN-13 : 1317035925
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Book Synopsis The Devil's Children by : Jean La Fontaine

Download or read book The Devil's Children written by Jean La Fontaine and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-16 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A number of cases of serious child abuse have resulted from beliefs that children may be possessed by evil spirits and may then be given the power to bewitch others. Misfortune, failure, illness and even death may be blamed on them. The 'cure', nowadays called deliverance rather than exorcism, is to expel the spirits, sometimes by violent means. This book draws together contributions on aspects of possession and witchcraft from leading academics and expert practitioners in the field. It has been put together following conferences held by Inform, a charity that provides accurate information on new religions as a public service. There is no comparable information publicly available; this book is the first of its kind. Eileen Barker, founder of Inform, introduces the subject and Inform's Deputy Director goes on to detail the requests the charity has answered in recent years on the subject of children, possession and witchcraft. This book offers an invaluable resource for readers, whether academic or practitioner - particularly those in the fields of the safeguarding of children, and their education, health and general welfare.

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