The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics
From the religious historian whose The Gnostic Gospels won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan's story into an audacious exploration of Christianity's shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike.
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WorthwhileUser Review - 1a1a1a1a1a - Overstock.com
As with other Pagel books this one is worth reading and provides ample issues worthy of additional thought and consideration. A worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in early church dogma. Read full review
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Pagels, whose Gnostic Gospels (LJ 1/15/79) was a best seller and a major award winner, here examines the New Testament tendency to associate the Devil with Jews resistant to the teachings of Christianity. Read full review