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User Review  - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing

In this book, Pagels purports to show how the conception of Satan arose from the early Christians’ demonization of Jews, pagans and other Christians. While I had some issues with the organization and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mldavis2 - LibraryThing

A well written and researched book by a National Book Award winning author, this work chronicles the evolution of the concept of obstruction through the changes given to it and to the ultimate use of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DubiousDisciple - LibraryThing

Not a new book, but since I’ve recently received a couple more to read along this topic, I dug this one out and scanned through it as a reminder. It’s typical Pagels, opinionated and controversial ... Read full review

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User Review  - the_awesome_opossum - LibraryThing

The Origin of Satan sets out to trace the evolution of (surprise) Satan, both in Judaism and later Christianity. Elaine Pagels argues that although the actual characteristics ascribed to Satan shift ... Read full review

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User Review  - elenchus - LibraryThing

Once again Pagels provides an incisive and readable overview of the origin of the Bible and the historical context shaping both Christian & Jewish identities, and the Catholic Church as an institution ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cygnus555 - LibraryThing

This was the first book that I read by Elaine Pagels. She has helped ease me on my spiritual journey. I have now read several of her books and this one is one of my favorites. I have also had the opportunity to see her speak once... that was unforgetable! Read full review

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User Review  - Atomicmutant - LibraryThing

Well written and insightful. Pagels demonstrates a clear progression of the evolution of early Christian thought and writing, putting it into relevant historical and social context. At times while ... Read full review


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