The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics

The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics – Kindle edition by Elaine Pagels
October 2011
242 pages
$9.99

From the religious historian whose The Gnostic Gospels won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan’s story into an audacious exploration of Christianity’s shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike.

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Another book I have read that may interest some of you:

The Devil: A Biography by Peter Stanford
October 1, 1996
315 pages
$59.54

Drawing on literature, the arts, folklore, psychology, world history, and church history, author explores why we have needed the Devil to explain evil/ suffering and why modern Americans are again turning to explanation of a Devil.

Published by JASON

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