The Devil: a new biography

Almond, Philip C. The Devil: a new biography. London, United Kingdom: I.B.Tauris, 2014.

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Author Almond, Philip C.
Title The Devil: a new biography
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I.B.Tauris
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781780764030
Language eng
Total number of pages 288
Collection year 2015
Formatted Abstract/Summary
It is often said that the devil has all the best tunes. He also has as many names as he has guises. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub (in Christian thought), Ha-Satan or the Adversary (in Jewish scripture) and Iblis or Shaitan (in Islamic tradition) has throughout the ages and across civilizations been a compelling and charismatic presence. For two thousand years the supposed reign of God has been challenged by the fiery malice of his opponent, as contending forces of good and evil have between them weighed human souls in the balance. In this rich and multi-textured biography, Philip C Almond explores the figure of the devil from the first centuries of the Christian era through the rise of classical demonology and witchcraft persecutions to the modern post-Enlightenment 'decline' of Hell. The author shows that the Prince of Darkness, in all his incarnations, remains an irresistible subject in history, religion, art, literature and culture.
Keyword Demonology
The Devil
Demonic possession
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Created: Fri, 25 Oct 2013, 14:02:26 EST by Professor Philip Almond on behalf of Centre for History of European Discourses