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  • Title: Raising the Devil
  • Author: Bill Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780813121703
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Raising the Devil By Bill Ellis Raising the Devil reveals how the Christian Pentecostal movement, right wing conspiracy theories, and an opportunistic media turned grassroots folk traditions into the Satanism scare of the 1980s During the mid twentieth century, devil worship was seen as merely an isolated practice of medieval times But by the early 1980s, many influential experts in clinical medicine aRaising the Devil reveals how the Christian Pentecostal movement, right wing conspiracy theories, and an opportunistic media turned grassroots folk traditions into the Satanism scare of the 1980s During the mid twentieth century, devil worship was seen as merely an isolated practice of medieval times But by the early 1980s, many influential experts in clinical medicine and in law enforcement were proclaiming that satanic cults were widespread and dangerous By examining the broader context for alleged cult activity, Bill Ellis demonstrates how the image of contemporary Satanism emerged during the 1970s Blaming a wide range of mental and physical illnesses on in dwelling demons, a faction of the Pentecostal movement became convinced that their gifts of the spirit were being opposed by satanic activities They attributed these activities to a cult that was the evil twin of true Christianity In some of the cases Ellis considers, common folk beliefs and rituals were misunderstood as evidence of devil worship In others, narratives and rituals themselves were used to combat satanic forces As the media found such stories and attractive, any activity with even remotely occult overtones was demonized in order to fit a model of absolute good confronting evil Ellis s wide ranging investigation covers ouija boards, cattle mutilation, graveyard desecration, and diabolical medicine the psychiatric community s version of exorcism He offers a balanced view of contentious issues such as demonic possession, satanic ritual abuse, and the testimonies of confessing ex Satanists A trained folklorist, Ellis seeks to navigate a middle road in this dialog, and his insights into informal religious traditions clarify how the image of Satanism both explained and created deviant behavior.
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    Commentaires:

    Michael
    This book is marked as read, graduate student, which means I read it in the style of a grad student read the introduction conclusion and used the Index to find areas of interest, but didn t bother trying to read all of the text When I mark a book as read, that means I really read it.I grabbed this book because Bill Ellis s essay in the Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism was so interesting, and I was curious to see how he had treated the subject at book length Unfortunately, it mostly deals with [...]

    Lynne Premo
    Probably this book deserves than 3 stars However, I was expecting a general historical examination of Satanic panics This work is much academic in nature, from the folklorists perspective Not quite what I was looking for That said, Ellis provides endless bits of information and ties them together in an in depth, focused narrative It turns out that so many bits of conspiracy theory from the batshit brigade are tied together via occultism and the fear of it from cultural, social, and political [...]

    Heather
    An old legal principle holds that a dog is entitled to one bite before it is ruled vicious How many bites do we allow a dysfunctional myth Bill Ellis, Raising the DevilAlways fun to read about the Satanic Panic of the 70 s and 80 s At times I felt the cohesion of the book was a little shaky but that could just be due to the sensational nature of the subject matter which can quickly overshadow the ideas being presented Otherwise an enjoyable, well researched look at the power of myth and the ofte [...]

    Sharon Reamer
    A decent review of witchcraft satanic scares as depicted by the media with some witchcraft history thrown in Mostly America centric with some U.K case studies thrown in Mainly concentrates on the evangelical movements and their take on alternative methods of spirituality, including their own.Probably not a good book for beginners because it skips over a lot of things, especially as regards the differences between so called satanic cults and is too broad in scope to be really useful other than an [...]

    Marilee
    Interesting, nuanced look at a social pop culture trend that keeps resurfacing Somewhat dense scholarly language, but fascinating topic and a good read

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