Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology

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Jesper Aagaard Petersen
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Religion - 277 pages
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Despite the fascinating nature of religious Satanism, it has attracted little scholarship until relatively recently. This book brings together a group of international scholars to produce the first serious book-length study of religious Satanism, presenting a collection that will have wide appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. The first part contains broader studies of influential groups and important aspects of the Satanic milieu, especially regarding historical developments, the construction of tradition and issues of legitimacy. The second part narrows the view to regional variations, especially with studies on Northern and Eastern Europe. The third part consists of primary documents selected for their representational and informational value.
  

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Contents

Performing Alterity and Othering
27
Infernal Legitimacy
41
Satanism as a SelfReligion
59
SelfConscious Routinization and the PostCharismatic Fate of
75
Studying Satanism in South Georgia
103
Between Crime
121
Dark Symptoms
141
Social Democratic Satanism? Some Examples of Satanism
153
Sister Maria Laura Mainetti
199
Speculating on the Point 003 Percent? Some Remarks on
211
PART HI PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
231
A History of Spiritual
239
Two Examples
247
The Satanic Politic
255
Index
267
Copyright

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