Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition

Volume

1

First Page

208

Last Page

209

Abstract

A merciless inquisitor operating in the Rhineland in the early thirteenth century, Conrad of Marburg's reports describing widespread Luciferan (that is, devil worshipping) heresy were accepted by Pope Gregory IX (ruled 1227-1241), becoming the basis for the pope's decretal letter Vox in Rama (A Voice in Rama), which described a heretical cult worshiping the Devil. This document was an important source for later ecclesiastical authorities seeking to link heresy with diabolism and devil worship, and can be seen as a precursor oflater descriptions of witches' Sabbats.

Comments

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition edited by Richard M. Golden. Copyright 2006 by ABC-CLIO. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.

Copyright Owner

ABC-CLIO

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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