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The rite : the making of a modern exorcist

Author: Matt Baglio
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In The Rite, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people's lives even today.--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Matt Baglio
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Baglio
ISBN: 9780385522700 0385522703
OCLC Number: 232980718
Description: 288 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Rome --
The calling --
Going back to school --
Know your enemy --
Opening the door --
In My name --
Searching for an exorcist --
The first night --
Discernment --
Crossing over --
The fall --
Suffering of the soul --
A pastoral approach --
Windows to the soul --
Liberation --
Organizing the ministry --
The exorcist.
Responsibility: Matt Baglio.
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In The Rite, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome power in many people's lives even today.--Publisher description.

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Great approach for learning about excorcism

by michele.leininger (WorldCat user published 2010-05-28) Very Good Permalink

This title was suggested by my 20-year-old niece who loves all things ghostly and paranormal.  I was a little hesitant to read it because I'm not a big fan of those things and I hate creepy excorcist horror movies.  She insisted I would enjoy it and she was right.  The author takes...
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