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The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist

4 Ratings: 4.0
A book on modern Catholic exorcism/exorcists

In The Rite, journalist Matt Baglio uses the astonishing story of one American priest's training as an exorcist to reveal that the phenomena of possession, demons, the Devil, and exorcism are not merely a remnant of the archaic past, but remain a fearsome … see full wiki

Author: Matt Baglio
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
Date Published: March 10, 2009
2 reviews about The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist
review by . May 06, 2013
An excellent book on a serious subject, told objectively, respectfully and critically.
With a plethora of exorcism movies available for viewing consumption, the subject itself has always been viewed as either an archaic act of old world superstitious wizardry or a scream feast with friends while watching one of those said movies. Matt Baglio's The Rite was a very enlightening and informative read that demystified preconceived perceptions that I, as a reader, had, primarily that the rite is the last step taken in a long medical odyssey. When all options, psychiatric and otherwise …
review by . June 01, 2010
I wasn't sure what to expect from The Rite, and found it refreshing that the book was not full of 'Hollywood' style descriptions and embellishments. We follow the journey of Father Gary as he trains to be an Exorcist in Rome. I personally really enjoyed the book and was glad that it stay true to its title, which is "The Making of a Modern Exorcist". It's not a story about hundreds of exorcisms being performed with amazing feats. If you are looking for something exciting, you will be wise …
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