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

User Review  - Joe "CuJoe" Kiser - Goodreads

Good and Evil comes down to 'We' versus 'They'. 'Me' versus 'You'. Too often, goodness exists in the 'Me' or 'We' while evil exists in the 'You' or 'They'. This technique has been, most certainly ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Karen Mcgrail - Goodreads

Fascinating research on the origins of Christianity synthesizing a wealth of sources, both canonical and not. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the development of Christian doctrine. Read full review

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  - Nicholas Sangiacomo - Goodreads

Surprisingly engaging for what I assume is considered a serious piece of academic study. I knocked off a star because there were times when, as one other reviewer said, that this seemed to sacrifice ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alcatraz Dey - Goodreads

Having read a lot books.on how satanism and other related cultured destroy and at the same.time rejuvenates humanity, I think this is the most accurate take on this controversial subject. loved reading it Read full review

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

User Review  - Patrick Barry - Goodreads

In researching Early Christianity for my novel Sub Rosa- Sanctuary's End, Elaine Pagels' writings have been one of my mainstays for insightful sources of measured scholarly information based on well ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Brett Williams - Goodreads

One of Pagels' best This a book about the early Christian movement. Contrary to the Hebrew Bible, writes Pagles, where “a satan” is an agent of God, sent to obstruct foolish human actions ... 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  - Justin Lee - Goodreads

I originally picked this book up in 1999. It's weird to think it was 15 years ago. I was a young college student thinking this was going to be metaphysical and new agey. I thought it was going be a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Frank Terry - Goodreads

So, this was aa good book and I'm glad I read it. Truthfully, it doesn't deserve the two star rating I gave it. But, I kind of was expecting something a little different from what the book ended up ... Read full review


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