True or False Possession? by Jean Lhermitte

True or False Possession? by Jean Lhermitte

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How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented
By Jean Lhermitte
Softcover - 160 pp

Unhinged or unholy? Fiend or fraud? Thats what authorities had to decide about the French nun Marie-Thrse Noblet (18891930). She suffered sudden diseases that were as quickly cured, chokings, night beatings, unclean visions of blasphemous scenes, violent shakes witnessed by onlookers, foul assaults from filthy beasts, including one she recalled as full of terrible beauty with eyes full of hate.

Then theres Sr. Jeanne of the Angels, the seventeenth-century prioress of her Ursuline convent, plagued by diabolical visits with an explicitly erotic element, which spread, epidemic-like, to the Ursuline sisters under her care, whose convulsive attacks and obscene contortions scandalized all who witnessed them.

Were these sisters really demonic? Deranged? Or merely deceitful?

Thats the first question exorcists must answer the question addressed in these pages by the world-famous French neuropsychiatrist Jean Lhermitte. One of the main lessons of this Catholic book is discernment. To know when to call a doctor and when to call a priest and not jump to conclusions regarding what you see or experience. Add to your cart or wish list above.