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date: 18 June 2019

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Does witchcraft actually exist? Can it be shown to produce real effects in the external world of people and things, or is it instead an attempt to manipulate imaginary forces and produce effects that are imaginary, unverifiable, or indistinguishable from those produced by natural causes? This is the problem of scepticism concerning witchcraft, which is discussed in this article. The article covers the sources of scepticism, scepticism about demons, doubts concerning God’s permission of evil, scepticism concerning witches, and trajectories of scepticism about witchcraft.

Keywords: scepticism, witchcraft, demons, evil, witches

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