Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History

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In the 1980s, America was gripped by widespread panics about Satanic cults. Conspiracy theories abounded about groups who were allegedly abusing children in day-care centers, impregnating girls for infant sacrifice, brainwashing adults, and even controlling the highest levels of government. As historian of religions David Frankfurter listened to these sinister theories, it occurred to him how strikingly similar they were to those that swept parts of the early Christian world, early modern Europe, and postcolonial Africa. He ...

Evil Incarnate: Rumors of Demonic Conspiracy and Satanic Abuse in History 2008, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691136295

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