Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five by Malachi Martin

By Malachi Martin

“Martin is notably critical. he's not talking approximately insanity, approximately illusions or the irrational, yet concerning the genuine past all reason.... He provides exorcism as ... a large conflict of wills that threatens the lives, the sanity, even the souls of all attending.” (Newsweek)

“Martin’s polished modern feel of conventional theology entices even the skeptical.... Stunningly pertinent ...Will set you thinking-and thinking-and thinking.” (Detroit News)

“The such a lot shattering publication on demonic ownership isn’t fiction in any respect yet Malachi Martin’s spellbinding paintings of interpretive reporting.” (New York (Sunday) day-by-day News)

“In the barrage of books on ownership and exorcism, this is often certainly the main authoritative and convincing.” (The Washington put up ebook Review)

“Hostage to the satan is the 1st and purely textbook just about ownership and exorcism nowa days. it's the basically paintings to explain the levels of exorcism and it truly is evidently in line with a massive quantity of private event. ... an excellent work.” (M. Scott Peck, M. D., writer of Glimpses of the Devil)

A chilling and hugely convincing account of ownership and exorcism in sleek the United States, hailed by means of NBC Radio as "one of the main stirring books at the modern scene."

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The Radiance of Being: Dimensions of Cosmic Christianity by Stratford Caldecott

By Stratford Caldecott

Conversant with Islam, Buddhism, non-dualist traditions, in addition to myriad mystical components and esoteric currents inside Christianity, the writer builds an excellent symphonic paintings whose grasp subject matter is the Trinity. To the pressing questions asked--in reaction to the crises besetting the trendy world--about the character of fact and the which means of life, of what it ability to be human, Stratford Caldecott places ahead a transparent and compelling resolution in language available to all: Being is radiant since it is a present, not just from the Trinity, but additionally in the Trinity itself; and, finally, the that means of lifestyles is love.

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The Crusades: The World's Debate by Hilaire Belloc

By Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)—one of the main renowned Catholic authors of his time—gives a typical experience clarification of why the Crusades have been useful, and why they finally failed. He argues that the private and strategic failings of the 1st Crusade’s leaders resulted in the institution of a country that can no longer be sustained, and that the absence of this sort of kingdom left Europe liable to Islamic aggression for hundreds of years in a while. Writing in 1937, following the loss of life of the Ottoman Empire, Belloc believed that the West had eventually won the virtue over its mortal foe. besides the fact that, he additionally contains a prophetic caution to Western Civilization, concerning the eventual resurgence of Islam and its enduring wish to damage Christendom.

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The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern-Day Demon by David Kiely, Christina McKenna

By David Kiely, Christina McKenna

The satan Is Alive and Well

In The darkish Sacrament, coauthors David M. Kiely and Christina McKenna faithfully recount ten modern circumstances of demon ownership, haunted homes, and exorcisms, and profile the paintings of 2 residing, energetic exorcists. The authors function reliable courses in this suspense-filled trip into the weird, providing concrete suggestion on the right way to keep away from falling prey to the darkish side.

"[A] compulsively readable and totally gripping web page turner. Be warned: don't learn this at domestic on my own at night." -Publisher's Weekly

"Very fascinating and tense e-book. rather well written in an engaging and flowing demeanour. an individual drawn to the mystical or demonology, this booklet is a must."

"Speaking from my very own event in exorcism and deliverance, the tales that are pronounced ring precise and real. even if the debts of demonic ownership could seem extraordinary to the uninitiated, they're stated in a balanced demeanour, with out being sensationalized. additionally, the authors provide the proof with no implementing their very own theological interpretations or pre-conceptions. i myself came upon the profiles of the exorcists taken with those instances, either Protestant and Catholic, very fascinating and revealing, giving perception into the categories of individuals God makes use of to forged out demons."

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The Roman Inquisition: Trying Galileo by Thomas F. Mayer

By Thomas F. Mayer

Few felony occasions loom as huge in early smooth historical past because the trial of Galileo. usually forged as a heroic scientist martyred to faith or as a scapegoat of papal politics, Galileo certainly stood at a watershed second within the political maneuvering of a strong church. yet to completely know the way and why Galileo got here to be condemned through the papal courts—and what function he performed in his personal downfall—it is important to ascertain the trial in the context of inquisitorial law.

With this ultimate installment in his magisterial trilogy at the seventeenth-century Roman Inquisition, Thomas F. Mayer has supplied the 1st finished examine of the felony court cases opposed to Galileo. by the point of the trial, the Roman Inquisition had develop into an intensive corporatized physique with direct authority over neighborhood courts and many years of documented jurisprudence. Drawing deeply from these criminal information in addition to correspondence and different revealed fabric, Mayer has traced the felony technique from Galileo's first principle in 1616 to his formal trial in 1633. With an mind-blowing mastery of the criminal underpinnings and bureaucratic workings of inquisitorial legislations, Mayer's paintings compares the process criminal occasions to different attainable results inside of due strategy, exhibiting the place the trial departed from common approach in addition to what on hand recourse Galileo needed to shift its direction.

The Roman Inquisition: attempting Galileo provides a close and corrective reconstruction of the activities either within the court and backstage that ended in one in all history's such a lot infamous verdicts.

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Jewish Dogs: An Image and Its Interpreters (Stanford Studies by Kenneth Stow

By Kenneth Stow

Jewish canine isn't really a research of “anti-Semitism” or “anti-Judaism.” as a substitute, this publication argues that to anchor claims of supersession, Catholics have considered Jews as metaphoric—and occasionally no longer so metaphoric—dogs. The puppy has for millennia been the focal point of impurity, and Catholicism fosters doctrines of actual purity that move hand in hand with these of formality purity. The purity is that of the “one loaf” spoken of by means of Paul in Corinthians that's, immediately, the Eucharist and the collective Christian Corpus, the physique of the trustworthy. Paul perspectives this “loaf” as bodily corruptible, and as John Chrysostom acknowledged on the shut of the fourth century, the best probability to the loaf’s purity are the Jews. they're the canine who desire to scouse borrow the bread that belongs solely to the kids. ultimately, Jews have been acknowledged to assault the “loaf” via ritual homicide and makes an attempt to defile the Host itself; the sufferer of formality homicide is pointed out with the Host, as is usual in Catholic martyrdom. Pope Pius IX nonetheless pointed out Jewish canines barking during the streets of Rome in 1871. different Catholic clergy have been dismayed. This booklet is hence as a lot a examine of Catholic doctrinal historical past because it is a learn of Jews.

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Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City by Robert A. Burns

By Robert A. Burns

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer within the Secular urban provides the function of faith and spirituality in a quickly altering non secular situation. writer Robert A. Burns explores methods Catholics were known as upon to enhance their religious lives within the such a lot non secular pluralistic society that has ever existed.

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A History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present by John W. O'Malley

By John W. O'Malley

A heritage of the Popes tells the tale of the oldest dwelling establishment within the Western world—the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' leader disciple, via Pope Benedict XVI at the present time, the popes were key avid gamers in nearly all the nice dramas of the western global within the final thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's attractive narrative examines the 265 people who have claimed to be Peter's successors. instead of describe every one pope one after the other, the e-book specializes in the popes that formed pivotal moments in either church and international background. the writer doesn't draw back from controversies within the church, and contains legends like Pope Joan and a finished record of popes and antipopes to aid readers get an entire photograph of the papacy.

This concurrently reverent but severe e-book will entice readers drawn to either faith and historical past because it chronicles the saints and sinners who've led the Roman Catholic Church over the last 2000 years. the writer attracts from his well known audio CD lecture sequence at the subject, 2,000 Years of Papal heritage, on hand via Now you recognize Media (

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