Witchcraft and Christianity
Although the attitude of the Christianity with respect to some magical practices, such as the astrology or the alchemy, was at certain moments ambiguous, the sentence of the witchcraft was explicit and unequivocal from the beginnings of the Christian religion. In the High Average Age several laws condemned the witchcraft, cradles as much in the example of the Roman right like in the will eradicating all those practices related to the paganism. Nevertheless, the ecclesiastical attitude does not seem to have been too belligerent during first half of the Average Age, as they testify documents like Canon Episcopi.
The situation changed when the Church began to persecute the heresies tasted and valdense. Both granted a great importance to the demon, and for these Christian communities this one was customized in the Papal Roman Church, due to its great abuses. The cátaros especially talked about to her like "prostituta". In order to fight these heresies the pontifical Inquisición in century XIII was created. In the following century they begin to appear in the processes by witchcraft the accusations of pact with the Devil, the first determining element in the modern concept of witchcraft.