Euteneuer regularly traveled around the country performing exorcisms and giving a speech titled, "An Evening With An exorcist."
Are we so in thrall to "truthiness" that we need our exorcist movies to be dressed up with the patina of realness, as well?
His apparently sincere desire to help me deal with my problems made his transition to exorcist Bob all the more jarring.
But in its humor is a clear lesson: It is imperative that an exorcist not stoop to the juvenile level of the tormenting fiend.
“You often see the exorcist portrayed looking as evil as the possessed,” he says.
He says: It is not the prayer that cures, but the praying person; not the formula, but the spirit; not exorcism, but the exorcist.
For she loved her exorcist; like a sick woman full of confidence, she loved her doctor.
One degree more, he would have been exorcist, and invested with the power of chasing out devils!
He whispered these words so low, that the exorcist could hardly hear them.
Benet, ben′et, n. an exorcist, the third of the four lesser orders in the Roman Church.
(Acts 19:13). "In that sceptical and therefore superstitious age professional exorcist abounded. Many of these professional exorcists were disreputable Jews, like Simon in Samaria and Elymas in Cyprus (8:9; 13:6)." Other references to exorcism as practised by the Jews are found in Matt. 12:27; Mark 9:38; Luke 9:49, 50. It would seem that it was an opinion among the Jews that miracles might be wrought by invoking the divine name. Thus also these "vagabond Jews" pretended that they could expel daemons. The power of casting out devils was conferred by Christ on his apostles (Matt. 10:8), and on the seventy (Luke 10:17-19), and was exercised by believers after his ascension (Mark 16:17; Acts 16:18); but this power was never spoken of as exorcism.