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What Is Witchcraft?
The Malleus Maleficarum ,  usually translated as the Hammer of Witches ,  [a] is the best known and the most thorough treatise on witchcraft. The Malleus elevates sorcery to the criminal status of heresy and prescribes inquisitorial practices for secular courts in order to extirpate witches. The recommended procedures include torture to effectively obtain confessions and the death penalty as the only sure remedy against the evils of witchcraft. The book had a strong influence on culture for several centuries. Jacob Sprenger 's name was added as an author beginning in , 33 years after the book's first publication and 24 years after Sprenger's death;  but the veracity of this late addition has been questioned by many historians for various reasons. Kramer wrote the Malleus following his expulsion from Innsbruck by the local bishop, due to charges of illegal behavior against Kramer himself, and because of Kramer's obsession with the sexual habits of one of the accused, Helena Scheuberin , which led the other tribunal members to suspend the trial. It was later used by royal courts during the Renaissance, and contributed to the increasingly brutal prosecution of witchcraft during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Is witchcraft real? What do witches think they are doing when they engage in witchcraft? Witchcraft is often present in society because it expresses something deep-seated in our broken humanity, namely, our desire to carve out a space where we can make things happen apart from God. Either way, the terminology is so well-established it is impossible to avoid. The world of witchcraft is a complex one.
Pentecostalism and Witchcraft pp Cite as. In this introduction we give a comparative overview of the situation of Pentecostalism, witchcraft and spiritual politics in Africa and Melanesia. In October , a group of six men and one woman, armed with sticks and stones, invaded the church of Muxima—the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in Angola. Before they could complete their mission, however, they were cornered and pinioned to the floor. According to media reports, they wanted to destroy the statue because they had identified it as a potent symbol of witchcraft-fueled idolatry. They had carried out their attack to mark their position in a larger spiritual battle. In late , the devout Christian Speaker of Parliament, Theodore Zurenuoc, tried to expunge a number of spirit carvings from Parliament House.
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