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The Anatomy of Melancholy - Chapter 7, Causes of Melancholy - the Demonaic causes Summary & Analysis

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The author supplies readers will the most prevalent theories about demons and angels. He shares the argument that they are viewed as corporeal. Burton asserts that there are two basic schools of thought on this: one is that angels and demons are qualitatively different and should not be lumped together except to remark that both are supernatural beings; two is that the angels and the demons are really two variant forms of the same thing, or at least the same kind of thing and that as such, much known about either amounts to much known about the other. Robert Burton goes on to describe what presented itself as a kind of "race" of demons. They were humanoid; they could pass themselves as humans but that their lifespan was for 700-800 years...

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