The Malleus Maleficarum Book Report

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This usually results in the age old question do witches worship the devil? No witches do not worship the devil. The Devil is a figure in the Christian faith and Wicca predates Christianity. Christians demonized the horned God of the witches in an attempt to force them to convert to Christianity.(Grimassi) This unfortunately sparked a monk named Heinrich Kramer to write what is thought to be the book which sparked the witch trials in both in Europe and in the United States in the late fifteenth to the eighteenth century. In Kramer 's book The Malleus Maleficarum he stated the guidelines for hunting, persecuting, and killing witches. (Malleus)
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