The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans and HereticsUser 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 HereticsUser Review - Tiffany - Goodreads
Pagels explores the origin of otherness as evil in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Her discussion of the history of Christianity and Judeo-Christian depictions and interpretations of Satan are interesting and easily accessible. Read full review