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The origin of Satan

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Pagels, whose Gnostic Gospels (LJ 1/15/79) was a best seller and a major award winner, here examines the New Testament tendency to associate the Devil with Jews resistant to the teachings of Christianity. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jodi - Goodreads

Well a none believer of any thing I thought it might be interesting to read. Not really Read full review

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

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

I very much like Pagels' books. She is an historian at Princeton and she has wonderful insights into the political and cultural turmoil that was occurring in Europe and the Middle East in the early centuries of the Central Era. Read full review

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

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

This is the second book I picked up unknowingly by Pagels. When I read this book I wanted to buy a copy for every person I knew. Profound insights into the persona of the evil we call Satan, and how our idea of that being has been created through out the history of literature. Read full review

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

User Review  - matthew - Goodreads

though elaine pagels is always interesting, i had hoped this book would have a greater focus on the development of the figure of satan. instead, it's more of a sociological study of the demonising of schismatics. still, if that's what you're looking for, it's good. Read full review


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