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The Devil : a very short introduction

Author: Darren Oldridge
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 315.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Devil has fascinated Christians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many haunting works of art. This Very Short Introduction looks at the Devil in the history of ideas and in the lives of real people. Darren Oldridge shows us that the Devil is an important figure in western history--a richly complex and contradictory one. Oldridge focuses on three main themes: the idea of the Devil being integral  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren Oldridge
ISBN: 9780199580996 0199580995
OCLC Number: 767566634
Description: xiv, 121 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: A short history of Satan --
The Devil and humankind --
Depicting the Devil --
The Devil today.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 315.
Responsibility: Darren Oldridge.

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The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The  Read more...

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In this densely researched and drily elegant book, Satan is pursued through Augustine, Marlowe, Milton, Shelley, Blake, Goethe, Ambrose Bierce, Auden and CS Lewis's Screwtape, tales of Read more...

 
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