History of Witchcraft
History of Witchcraft by MONTAGUE SUMMERS
History of Witchcraft Author: MONTAGUE SUMMERS
Title: History of Witchcraft
ISBN: 0806514523
ISBN13: 978-0806514529
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Pages: 384 pages
Publisher: Citadel (January 1, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Size PDF version: 1440 kb
Size EPUB version: 1785 kb
Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality




The Reverend Montague Summers was a Roman Catholic priest. However, his views on witchcraft and demonology differed considerably from those of Catholic encyclopedists and spokesmen of today. He is not ashamed of the greatest excesses committed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. On the contrary, he vigorously defends everything the Church ever did to extirpate witchcraft and heresy.

"The History of Witchcraft" is one of the classic works on witchcraft and demonology. Unlike other writers on the subject, Dr. Summers firmly believed in the concept world of Satanism and described its nefarious nature with tremendous gusto.

This book was written from what critics have called a medieval viewpoint, an absolute and complete belief in witchcraft and, hence, in the supernatural. Among the subjects covered by Dr. Summers are: The Witch; Heretic and Anarchist; Demons and Familiars; the Sabbat; the Witch in Holy Writ; Diabolic Possession and Modern Spiritism; and the Witch in Dramatic Literature.