Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology
Jesper Aagaard Petersen
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 277 pages
The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey in 1966. In his hands, Satan became a provocative symbol for indulgence, vital existence, natural wisdom and the human being's 'true' animal nature. This book brings together a group of international scholars to produce a study of religious Satanism.
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