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

User Review  - Jimmacc - Goodreads

We'll written. Her story telling, and ability to unify themes and supporting texts makes the history lesson easy to grasp and enjoyable to read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Daniel Gullotta - Goodreads

An engaging study into human fear, hatred, and alienation and how "the other" formulates so much of the demonic imagination. Pagels is extremely gifted at illustrating the finer points of her scholarship into the social and mythological history of Satan. A great read! Read full review

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

User Review  - Misanagi - Goodreads

This was so good! It was a very detailed analysis of Christian's literature, especially the Gospels, and the way it created and developed dualism and how the image of Satan and the forces of evil grew and took on power as it was needed for christianity. Very, very interesting. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tovis - Goodreads

Interesting. Read full review

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

User Review  - Eric Wurm - Goodreads

Pagels is a renowned Biblical scholar. In this study, she analyzes both the canonically accepted writings and the apocrypha to study the history of the Christian adversary. The leader of the "fallen ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Al Maki - Goodreads

A scholarly argument that Satan as we imagine him was a creation of the early church in need of a cosmic villain to raise the stature of Jesus in the myth it was building around him. It is a breath-taking idea, well argued. Read full review

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

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Although Christianity sprang from Judaism, the two religions have sharply different conceptions of Satan. Christians view him as the prince of evil, the enemy of all that is good and holy. Jews ... Read full review

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

User 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

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

User Review  - Ron Tenney - Goodreads

This book is one that I recommend for one simple reason: As long as we choose to apply labels to our opponents, we can more easily justify disregarding them without considering our own fallibility and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Hank - Goodreads

Pagels's book details how Christianity came to associate the idea of Satan with those that stood in opposition to the movement from Jews in the Gospels to Pagans during the first and second centuries ... Read full review


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