The Devil: A Biography

The Devil: A Biography

Peter Stanford / Sep 21, 2019

The Devil A Biography The Devil s deepest wile is to persuade us that he does not exist Charles Baudelaire But now Peter Stanford s highly readable survey brings the Devil to the forefront as he focuses on the Church lit

  • Title: The Devil: A Biography
  • Author: Peter Stanford
  • ISBN: 9780805030822
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Devil s deepest wile is to persuade us that he does not exist Charles Baudelaire But now, Peter Stanford s highly readable survey brings the Devil to the forefront as he focuses on the Church, literature, folklore, psychology and history The result is a lively account of our age old response to the challenge of why evil and human suffering exist.

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    1. Gives a cursory overview of the development of the Devil.I would have liked to see a little more time devoted to the difference between satan, Satan, and the Devil.Good outlining of the development of the Devil through the Dark Ages - Renaissance - Enlightenment. The compare and contrast of monotheistic and ditheistic religions is clear. The problems inherent to an independent, sometimes omnipresent and omnipotent, evil being within a monist theology is well expressed.Modern images and ideas of [...]



    2. Some good aspects and research, let down by the lack of focus in the final third of the study. Stanford offers a good insight into the role of the Devil within the Catholic church -- the strength of this study, rather than the wider cross-mythic roles of the adversarial rebel.


    3. An excellent, comprehensive biography of Satan. It was written in conjunction with the author's BBC TV series, which was broadcast that year.Who is the Devil? He's the scapegoat that the major religions use to place the blame for human frailties and evils. Some inculcate the idea within themselves and then try to lay the blame at his door.Anyway, the concept has been around since religion was written down. This is a terrific read for anyone interested in religion. Excellent notes, bibliography a [...]


    4. I've read it in german, but couldn't find the edition. Love that history of the idea of the devil, through the major religions and beliefs. Thrilling and entertaining, even witty to read, though still scientific with lots of references.





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