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Diabolical appearances in late antiquity : the case of exorcism

Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe

Title:
Diabolical appearances in late antiquity : the case of exorcism
Author(s):
Lunn-Rockliffe, Sophie
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Reports
Department(s):
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper investigates the reasons why new images of the devil were introduced in the church, rather than seek reasons for explaining their previous non-existence. When one goes demon hunting in Christian art it is possible to find the presence of the Devil and his minions, but in surprising, and often subtly suggestive forms. The Devil’s presence is implied and required, if not depicted, in scriptural scenes of exorcism and temptation.
Subject(s):
Religion
History
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Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, , Diabolical appearances in late antiquity : the case of exorcism, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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