Maxwell Institute Podcast #71—Mormon exorcism lore, with Stephen C. Taysom

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Episode 71 is a tribute to and homage of LORE, by Aaron Mahnke.

In 1888 a Mormon woman in the Southern States mission of the LDS Church requested a visit from the missionaries. She said she was possessed by the devil and asked the elders to help her by the laying on of hands. They were happy to comply and the evil spirit was summarily dismissed. Then things took a turn for the worse.

This, and other stories of Mormon exorcism are featured in this special edition of the Maxwell Institute Podcast, featuring Stephen Taysom of Cleveland State University. Learn more about the history of Satan as he was understood before, during, and after the life of Jesus, through Catholicism and the Protestant Reformation, to the days of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and beyond.