History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil 1900

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Philosophy - 508 pages
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Contents: Good and Evil as Religious Ideas; Devil Worship; Ancient Egypt; Accad and the Early Semites; Persian Dualism; Israel; Brahmanism and Hinduism; Buddhism; Dawn of a New Era; Early Christianity; Idea of Salvation in Greece and Italy; Demonology of Northern Europe; The Devil's Prime; The Inquisition; Age of the Reformation; Abolition of Witch Prosecution; In Verse and Fable; Philosophical Problem of Good and Evil. Illustrated.

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Some of the material in the chapters was unfocused, but the information I got out of it on medieval demonology and the Inquisition was quite good. I ended up skipping some chapters out of boredom, while others I found totally absorbing. Read full review

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Excellent book about the concept of evil throughout history and other cultures. Read full review

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Paul Carus is the author of more than 60 books, including "The Teachings of Buddha," He founded the American branch of the Maha Bodhi Society at the turn of the century and knew many Buddhist scholars of the period, including D.T. Suzuki.

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