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Title The law of possession : ritual, healing, and the secular state / William S. Sax and Helene Basu
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. Modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. 'The Law of Possession' compares and analyses the internal logic of such practices, as well as their relation to the modern, secular state
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 9, 2015)
Subject Demoniac possession.
Spiritual healing -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
Author Sax, William Sturman, 1957- editor
Basu, Helene, editor
ISBN 9780190275778 (ebook)