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

User Review  - Kevin K - Goodreads

Originally, "satan" was a Hebrew word that simply meant "adversary" or "enemy." For example, in the King James, we have: "And the LORD stirred up an adversary (=satan) unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite ... Read full review

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

User 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

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

User Review  - Nick Adamson - Goodreads

Very interesting look at group dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in early christian/pre-christian history. Read full review

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

User Review  - Christopher Selmek - Goodreads

Pagels delves into mankind's need to separate "us" from "them" in a book that explores first how the early Jews demonized the gentiles, then how the early Christians demonized the Jews, and finally ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Thor Kristensen - Goodreads

Too little Satan and too much general bible exegesis. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeileen - Goodreads

im excited to read it! Read full review

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

User Review  - Emily Joyce - Goodreads

Oh my GOD I finally finished this book, which I started on the plane to Indonesia in April 2012. Probably a case where my crappy eCopy wasn't as enjoyable as an actual book in hand, with all of Pagels ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tyler - Goodreads

They say to not judge a book by its cover, but they should also add to not judge it by its title either. This book follows the trend of not following its title. I need to accept the fact that the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Russamun82 - Goodreads

An interesting look at the evolution of Satan as a concept used by Christians to identify other groups of people as evil. Each gospel, the pagans, and finally heretics were examined as Satan was used ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A good summary of the social evolution of Satan as a tool for defaming and denouncing religious enemies. The analysis of the chronological transformation of the role of Satan within the gospels from ... Read full review


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