The Exorcist

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407056697

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Father Damien Karras: 'Where is Regan?' Regan MacNeil: 'In here. With us.' The terror begins unobtrusively. Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. At first, easy explanations are offered. Then frightening changes begin to appear in eleven-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed any light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body. Father Damien Karras, a Jesuit priest, is called in. Is it possible that a demonic presence has possessed the child? Exorcism seems to be the only answer... First published in 1971, The Exorcist became a literary phenomenon and inspired one of the most shocking films ever made. This edition, polished and expanded by the author, includes new dialogue, a new character and a chilling new extended scene, provides an unforgettable reading experience that has lost none of its power to shock and continues to thrill and terrify new readers.
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William Peter Blatty on "The Exorcist"

From Novel to Screen

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466834803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 4245

Scenes you never saw, dialog you never heard, the true story by the man who started it all. Includes the Academy Award winning screenplay. The original controversial ending of the novel. Many exclusive photos never published before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Jesus the Exorcist

A Contribution to the Study of the Historical Jesus

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610970608

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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That the synoptic writers believed that Jesus cast out demons and that such a role figured prominently in the Synoptics' portrait of him can scarcely be denied. And yet, only scant scholarly attention has been focused on Jesus' role as exorcist. Even less consideration has been given to the significance of Jesus as exorcist for understanding the historical Jesus. Now, in a provocative and insightful study, Graham Twelftree helps New Testament scholars move beyond such myopia. Twelftree examines exorcists and exorcism in first-century Palestine, assesses the New Testament accounts of demons and their demise, and explores the implications and significance of the fact that Jesus was indeed an exorcist. The volume appeared originally in the noted German series Wissenschaftliche Unteruchmungen zum Neuen Testament.
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The Exorcist

Author: Mark Kermode

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0851709672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 9051

Inspired by an alleged real case of demonic possession in 1949,The Exorcistbecame an international phenomenon. A blockbusting adaptation of a best-selling novel, it was praised as deeply spiritual by the Catholic Church while being picketed by the Festival of Light and branded satanic by the evangelist Billy Graham. Banned on video in the UK for fifteen years, the film still retains an extraordinary power to shock and startle. The second edition of Mark Kermode'sExorcistvolume has now been updated and expanded; its publication completes a journey of discovery begun by the author in 1997. The new edition documents the deletion and recovery of key scenes that have now been re-integrated into the film to createThe Exorcist: The Verson You've Never Seen.Candid interviews with director William Friedkin and writer/producer William Peter Blatty reveal the behind-the-scenes battles which took place during the production. In addition, exclusive stills reveal the truth about the legendary subliminal images allegedly lurking within the celluloid.
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The Exorcist

Author: Willian Peter Blatty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth Volume 14: The Exorcist

Author: Various

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630083534

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 9228

Return of the Exorcist! BPRD field agent Ashley Strode attempts to purge a demon from a hundred-year-old exorcist, utilizing a deadly rite that sends both of them into a spiritual hell. When she returns, her commitment to fighting the forces of evil in the world leads her to a rural town where a demon-worshiping cult is believed to be kidnapping children. Collects B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: Exorcism #1–#2 and B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth #140–#142.
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Diabolical Possession and the Case Behind The Exorcist

An Overview of Scientific Research with Interviews with Witnesses and Experts

Author: Sergio A. Rueda

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476632510

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

View: 5320

Reexamining the purported 1949 exorcism of a 13-year old boy in Mount Ranier, Maryland—the most famous and widely documented case in history—the author explores the subject of demonic possession in the light of science. Eyewitness accounts, unpublished photos and never before published documents from the archives of the Rhine Research Foundation provide fresh perspective on the events that inspired the novel, and later the film, The Exorcist.
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The Exorcist

Author: Bob McCabe

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780711975095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 7011

Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the filmâs release, this book explores the shocking truths and myths that surround the film.
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Legion

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429993623

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the author of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print! A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation? Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago—and supposedly ended with the death of the killer? Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition. The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Exorcist

Studies in the Horror Film

Author: Danel Olson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933618968

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

View: 3060

Massive new book on The Exorcist covers every aspect of production, with essays, interviews, and essays on all the sequels.
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Andrew Ross

The Exorcist and the Machines

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: 9783775728935

Category: Art

Page: 34

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Cultural critic Andrew Ross questions the price we have to pay for the never-ending increase in efficiency and productivity and analyzes correlations between self-exploitation in the western economic system and the exploitation of the human workforce in Asia. Many freelance and creative producers spend all their waking hours on their laptops, which allows them to work anytime and anywhere, but which often leads to misconceptions about the advantages of freelance employment. Ross provides an example of the harsh labor conditions of the manufacturers of these machines in an investigation into the largest private employer in China, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, where a series of suicides occurred among the mostly adolescent workers.
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The Redemption

From the author of THE EXORCIST

Author: William Peter Blatty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119590

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8594

THE REDEMPTION opens in the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state: Albania in the 1970s. A prisoner suspected of being an enemy agent is held by state security. An unsettling presence, he maintains an eerie silence though subjected to unimaginable torture. He escapes - and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The prisoner is Dimiter, the American 'agent from Hell'. The scene shifts to Jerusalem, focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of unusual characters. All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax. Told with unrelenting pace, THE REDEMPTION's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition.
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This Thing of Darkness

Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Author: Richard Paul Hamilton,Margaret Sönser Breen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011380

Category: Philosophy

Page: 159

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Written across the disciplines of art history, literature, philosophy, sociology, and theology, the ten essays comprising the collection all insist on multidimensional definitions of evil. Taking its title from a moment in Shakespeare's Tempest when Prospero acknowledges his responsibility for Caliban, this collection explores the necessarily ambivalent relationship between humanity and evil. To what extent are a given society's definitions of evil self-serving? Which figures are marginalized in the process of identifying evil? How is humanity itself implicated in the production of evil? Is evil itself something fundamentally human? These questions, indicative of the kinds of issues raised in this collection, seem all the more pressing in light of recent world events. The ten essays were originally presented at the First Global Conference on Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, held in March 2000, in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries seeks to encourage and promote cutting edge inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary projects and inquiry. By bringing people together from differing contexts, disciplines, professions, and vocations, the aim is to engage in conversations that are innovative, imaginative, and creatively interactive. Inter-Disciplinary dialogue enables people to go beyond the boundaries of what they usually encounter and share in perspectives that are new, challenging, and richly rewarding. This kind of dialogue often illuminates one's own area of work, is suggestive of new possibilities for development, and creates exciting horizons for future conversations with persons from a wide variety of national and international settings. By sharing cross-disciplinary insights and perspectives, ATI/PTB publications are designed to be both exploratory examinations of particular areas and issues, and rigorous inquiries into specific subjects. Books in the series are enabling resources which will encourage sustained and creative dialogue, and become the future resource for further inquiries and research.
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The Exorcist's Handbook

Author: Josephine McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933993911

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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The Exorcist's Handbook approaches the subject of exorcism in clear, practical, and non-religious terms-with a generous serving of humor. It covers all issues that are important to an exorcist, including various methods of exorcism, death work, the removal of curses, the types of beings an exorcist could possibly encounter, methods of protection, and self maintenance advice for the exorcist.
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Interview with an Exorcist

An Insider's Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance

Author: Fr. José Antonio Fortea

Publisher: Ascension Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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In today’s culture of scientific enlightenment, many consider belief in demonic possession and exorcism to be superstitious remnants of the Dark Ages. Even many Christians, contrary to the clear words of Jesus in the Gospel, scoff at the notion that the Devil and demons really exist. Is demonic possession real? Are believers really in any danger from Satan and his crafty minions? What is the truth about exorcism? In this captivating book, you will find answers to these questions and many more. Written by one of the Church’s foremost experts on the topic, Interview with an Exorcist is based on Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea’s years of working as an exorcist, his extensive investigations of cases of suspected possessions, and his attendance at hundreds of exorcisms. You will learn: The difference between demonic possession, obsession, and infestation What really happens at an exorcism The signs that show when possession is present How to tell the difference between psychological problems and demonic influence Why the number of possessions has been increasing in recent times Why consulting mediums, dabbling in witchcraft, or having recourse to other occult practices is an open invitation to demonic spirits Why the permission of the local bishop is required for an exorcism to occur Why some within the Church disparage this essential apostolic ministry And much more
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