Toulouse 2022 Call for Papers
Apotropaic Actions and Exorcism
Protection against demons and monsters is one aspect found in many ancient societies. This session invites papers that investigate the diverse ways people sought protection against evil in the ancient Near Easter, Jewish, and Biblical contexts. Papers focusing on questions like:
- How, why, and when protection was needed?
- Which actions were required to achieve protection?
- Is there a difference between apotropaic actions and exorcisms?
- What qualifies an exorcism?
Are appreciated, but papers more generally on evil, exorcism and magic are also welcome.