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The history of the devil and the idea of evil, from the earliest times to the present day

Author: Paul Carus
Publisher: La Salle, Ill. : Open Court Pub. Co., [1974]
Series: Open Court paperback.
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Long before Joseph Campbell, and much more perceptively, the outstanding philosopher of Monism, Paul Carus (1852-1919), saw the need to reach past literal myths and religious symbols to uncover their true meaning, by assembling examples of the myths and religious imagery from all ages and cultures and deducing their common element. Carus's great work, The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil, is here reproduced  Read more...
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Carus, Paul, 1852-1919.
History of the devil and the idea of evil, from the earliest times to the present day.
La Salle, Ill. : Open Court Pub. Co., [1974]
(OCoLC)858255638
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Carus
ISBN: 0875483070 9780875483078
OCLC Number: 1592817
Description: 496 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Good and evil as religious ideas --
Devil worship --
Ancient Egypt --
Accad and the early Semites --
Persian dualism --
Israel --
Brahmanism and Hinduism --
Buddhism --
The dawn of a new era --
Early Christianity --
The idea of salvation in Greece and Italy --
The demonology of Northern Europe --
The devil's prime --
The Inquisition --
The age of the Reformation --
The abolition of witch-prosecution --
In verse and fable --
The philosophical problem of good and evil.
Series Title: Open Court paperback.
Responsibility: by Paul Carus.

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Traces the development of the concept of the devil and the relationship between good and evil from ancient demon worship to the Spanish Inquisition. Bibliogs.  Read more...

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