Demonology

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., Nov 1, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 84 pages
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Written in 1597 in old english, King James I, the author of the King James bible, wrote Demonology. This work includes his beliefs in satan and witches. A historical work and important read for scholars of religion, this title allows readers to study the beliefs and ideas and King James. Demonology is known as one of the most interesting and controversial writings in the history of christianity.
  

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This Text is very informative, reading King James' words inspires me to re-read TheHoly Bible, though the language can be hard to understand at times yyou'll find you can muddle through most of the text to understand it.
This so far has become one of my favorite of the old texts.
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King James' early obsession with witchcraft began after a perceived supernatural attempt on his life. Almost single handed, he rewrote English law and ordered all witches put to death. Ultimately his ... Read full review

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The First Booke
13
The Seconde Booke
35
The Thirde Booke
59

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Page 10 - particulars, depending thereupon; Such as the bringing Wine out of a Wall, (as we haue heard oft to haue bene practised) and such others; which particulars, are sufficientlie proved by the reasons of the general. And such like in the second booke of Witch-craft in speciall,
Page 5 - to Saull, that disobedience is as the sinne of Witchcraft? To compare to a thing that were not, it were too too absurd.' Still, given the implicit belief, the conclusions are not illogical. King James makes many shrewd observations, and the twentieth-century medium would probably confirm 'that there are twentie women giuen to that craft, where ther is one man.
Page 9 - and facill, I haue put it in forme of a Dialogue, which I haue diuided into three bookes: The first spea- / king of Magie in general, and Necromancie in special. The second of Sorcerie and Witch-craft: and the thirde, conteines a discourse of all these kindes of spirits, & Spectres that appeares &
Page 9 - The Preface to the Reader. The fearefull aboundinge at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaues of the Deuill, the Witches or enchaunters, hath moved me (beloued reader) to dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine, not in any wise (as I protest) to serue for a shew of my learning & ingine, but onely (mooued of conscience) to preasse / thereby, so farre
Page 9 - their impunitie, he plainely bewrayes himselfe to haue bene one of that Profession. And for to make this treatise the more pleasaunt

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