The Devil: perceptions of evil from antiquity to primitive Christianity

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Cornell University Press, 1977 - Religion - 276 pages
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Traces the evolution of the concept of evil from ancient times to the period of the New Testament, calling attention to ideas about the Devil in Eastern and Western cultures

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

How evil was personified in the lands of India, the Middle East, and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome is the subject of this book. I suppose Russell thought the opening chapter, "The ... Read full review

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Good old Nick is as fascinating today as in the days the Russell's books the Devil, Satan, Lucifer, and Mephistopheles were written. As has been since the first human ails per moral choices ... Read full review


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JEFFREY BURTON RUSSELL is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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