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The Devil : perceptions of evil from antiquity to primitive Christianity

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This lively and learned book traces the history of the concept of evil from its beginning in ancient times to the period of the New Testament. Drawing upon a vast number of sources from diverse cultures over a broad span of time, considering both the thought of individuals and popular tradition, and utilizing sources from art as well as literature. The author looks at the roots of the idea of evil, deals with the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Jeffrey Burton.
Devil.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)603457482
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russell
ISBN: 0801409381 9780801409387 0801494095 9780801494093
OCLC Number: 3089040
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The question of evil --
In search of the Devil --
The Devil East and West --
Evil in the classical world --
Hebrew personifications of evil --
The Devil in the New Testament --
The face of the Devil.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Burton Russell.

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This lively and learned book traces the history of the concept of evil and its personification as the Devil from ancient times to the period of the New Testament and across cultures and civilizations.

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"All readers... will be enriched and stimulated by this honestly presented biography of the Evil One. The Devil, in religious myth, personal vision, and mystical reality, offers invaluable material Read more...

 
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