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==Resources==
There are many books about exorcism and demonology that go to one extreme or another. These resources are some of the better ones we have found. '''As always, read with discretion'''. ===Orthodox resources===
* [http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7079.asp Exorcism in the Orthodox Church] - Rev. George C. Papademetriou, Ph.D. (on Goarch.org)
* [http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7078.asp Excorcism] - Rev. George Mastrantonis (on Goarch.org)
* Jean-Claude Larchet. ''Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing: Teachings from the Early Christian East''. 1st Ed. Transl. by G. John Champoux and Rama P. Coomaraswamy. Published by Sophia Perennis, July 2005. (ISBN 1597310611) (ISBN 9781597310611)
===Other resourcesRoman Catholic===There are many books * [http://www.sadena.com/sss/Roman%20Rite%20of%20Exorcism.html The Roman Rite of Exorcism - 1952 A.D.] (full text of rite included).* ''[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898707102 An Exorcist Tells His Story]'' by Fr. Gabriele Amorth. (Fr. Amorth is an official exorcist of the diocese of Rome. His commentary and experience is certainly worth engaging). ISBN 0898707102* ''[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898709172 An Exorcist: More Stories]'' by Fr. Gabriele Amorth. ISBN 0898709172* ''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932645969/sr/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-0955529-1470425?ie=UTF8&qid=1175243507&sr=8-13&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_r=12APFJ7881PVW8VNC5KC&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=252362401&pf_rd_i=0898709172 Interview With an Exorcist: An Insider's Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance]'' by Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea.*The ''[http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc/index.htm Catechism of the Catholic Church]'' (s. [http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c4a1.htm 1673]) has this to say about exorcism :: When the Church asks publicly and demonology authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that go to one extreme a person or anotherobject be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. [Cf. Mk 1:25-26; 3:15; 6:7, 13; 16:17.] In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called "a major exorcism," can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. These resources are some Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the better ones we have foundliberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church. '''As alwaysIllness, especially psychological illness, is a very different matter; treating this is the concern of medical science. Therefore, before an exorcism is performed, read it is important to ascertain that one is dealing with discretion'''the presence of the Evil One, and not an illness.
===Other===* ''[http://www.amazon.com/execDemonologist-Extraordinary-Career-Lorraine-Warren/obidosdp/tg0595246184/detailref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-/0898707102 An Exorcist Tells His Story] by Fr. Gabriele Amorth (Roman Catholic) 0955529-1470425?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175243620&sr=1- Fr. Amorth is an official exorcist of the diocese 1 The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Rome. His commentary Ed and experience is certainly worth engaging. ISBN 0898707102* Lorraine Warren]''[http://wwwby Gerald Brittle.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0898709172 An Exorcist: More Stories] - also by Fr(Please read with caution). Amorth ISBN 0898709172
* Dr. Kurt Koch and Dr. Alfred Lechler. ''Occult Bondage and Deliverance: Advice for Counselling the Sick, the Troubled and the Occultly Oppressed''. Transl. from the German and published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI, 1971. (198 pp.) ISBN 0825430062
: (By noted Lutheran German theologian and evangelist Kurt E. Koch (1913-1987), along with psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Lechler, both well acquianted with the other's field.* ''[http://www.amazon.com/Demonologist-Extraordinary-Career-Lorraine-Warren/dp/0595246184/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0955529-1470425?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175243620&sr=1-1 The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren]'' by Gerald Brittle - Please read with caution).* ''[http://www.apostasynow.com/wots/Contents.html War on the Saints]'' by Jessie Penn-Lewis - . (A classic Protestant/Pentecostal work.* ''[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932645969/sr/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-0955529-1470425?ie=UTF8&qid=1175243507&sr=8-13&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_r=12APFJ7881PVW8VNC5KC&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=252362401&pf_rd_i=0898709172 Interview With an Exorcist: An Insider's Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance] by Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea*The ''[http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc/index.htm Catechism of the Catholic Church]'' (s. [http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p2s2c4a1.htm 1673]) has this to say about exorcism:: When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. [Cf. Mk 1:25-26; 3:15; 6:7, 13; 16:17.] In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called "a major exorcism," can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church. Illness, especially psychological illness, is a very different matter; treating this is the concern of medical science. Therefore, before an exorcism is performed, it is important to ascertain that one is dealing with the presence of the Evil One, and not an illness.
==See also==
== External links ==
* [http://www.sadena.com/sss/Roman%20Rite%20of%20Exorcism.html The Roman Rite of Exorcism - 1952 A.D.] (full text of rite included).
* [[w:Roman Ritual|Rituale Romanum]] at Wikipedia. (For section on exorcism, see 'Contents', Ch.13)
* BBC News Online: World. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/world/263604.stm Vatican issues new exorcism rules]. January 27, 1999.
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