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'A Brief History of Demons: Encounters with the Supernatural in Body and Soul'

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The idea that demons could harass, inflict illness on or internally possess human beings has been prominent among the ancient peoples of the Mediterranean and Near East from at least the fourth millennium BCE . Yet the conception of these creatures has varied dramatically, with Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Semitic, and early Christian cultures embodying both distinct traditions and considerable elements of cultural syncretism. This seminar will explore the myriad strands of thought and practice from which medieval theologians and clerics wove the fabric of medieval western demonology.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

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