The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics
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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Review: The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans and HereticsUser Review - Robert Mitchell - Goodreads
In her Introduction, Elaine Pagels reminds us that she is a historian. This isn't surprising since her expertise is the period in which Christianity was born and there are few topics more likely to ... Read full review
Review: The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans and HereticsUser Review - Julie - Goodreads
I have found all three books I have read by Elaine Pagels: The Gnostic Gospels, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent, and finally, The Origin of Satan to be mind expanding and serious food for thought. Read full review