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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (83 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Wilkinson Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is one of the most ancient, arcane, and to some, embarrassing rites of the Roman Catholic Church. Yet the number of priests in Italy trained as exorcists has risen tenfold over the past decade, and they are still unable to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for their services. Award-winning foreign correspondent Tracy Wilkinson reveals that “devil detox,” as some call it, is a booming industry, complete with motivational speakers, international conventions, and plenty of controversy. At the center of this surprising movement is Father Gabriele Amorth, an energetic octogenarian who has spent decades leading a campaign to re-establish exorcism as a regularly performed rite of the Church. Through extensive interviews with him, as well as with highly placed Church officials, scientists, and ordinary Catholics, Wilkinson reveals the profound impact of this growing trend within both the Church hierarchy and the lay community.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alyssa | 1/19/2014

    " Very informative! I now know everything that I will ever need to know about exorcism. Ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John Maxwell | 1/16/2014

    " Odd how some traditions linger "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Edward Gardner | 1/5/2014

    " An interesting look at an ancient Church practice from a secular journalist who shows judgemental skepticism over true, unbiased journalism. Even so, the interviews and first-hand accounts with exorcists and the exorcised made her bias tolerable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica Nelson | 12/10/2013

    " Truthfully, I only got halfway through before I had to read other things (not because I was bored with this, but because I HAD to read them), but look forward to the day I re-read what I've already read and read the rest. It provides a rarely-seen side of Catholic belief and practice. "

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About the Author

Tracy Wilkinson is the Rome bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times and she is the winner of the Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for her work in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s.