Christianity and the Perception of Witches in the 15th century

In this essay, I am going to discuss how witches were thought to be a part of a sect who worshipped the devil and waged a secret war against the Christian Church. In this account, I will through the close study of two excerpts, be discussing how the literary works Formicarius and Malleus Maleficarum affected the development of Christian theologian’s perception of witches, or malefici (latin translation), during the 15th century.