Unformatted text preview: "Witches are Satan's Puppets, they must be killed for the "good" of all." • Women defined as "witches" were purged for the "good" of society and burned for "consorting with the devil". • Demonic Perspective Why scapegoating? o Threats to traditional social and moral order. o The absolute domination of the Catholic Church was being challenged. Reformation - the separation of the sacred from the profane. o These threats called for the creation of a scapegoat, witches, who could be vilified and persecuted in order to firm up the moral boundaries of the society. o Rule by fear was an attempt by the Catholic Church to re-establish its former power, dominance and ascendancy....
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- Fall '10
- Russian Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox, Mainstream Russian Orthodox, western cultural influences