The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil

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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1996 - Philosophy - 274 pages
 

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THE DEATH OF SATAN: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil

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In a brilliant review of how American writers of the last two centuries have confronted evil by depicting it, Delbanco (Humanities/Columbia Univ.; The Puritan Ordeal, not reviewed) suggests that our ... Read full review

The death of Satan: how Americans have lost the sense of evil

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That our society absolutely requires a sense of evil to maintain its cultural center forms this work's hue and cry. Irony, which now permeates our modern sensibilities, has come to dominate not only ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Age of Belief
25
The Devil in the Age of Reason
57
The Birth of the Self
91
Modern Times
139
The Age of Blame
155
The Culture of Irony
185
Prospects
219
Notes
237
Acknowledgments
263
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