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The Devil : a very short introduction

Author
Oldridge, Darren, 1966-
Title
The Devil : a very short introduction / Darren Oldridge.
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description
xiv, 121 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series
Very short introductions
Uniform series
Very short introductions.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114) and index.
Contents note
  • Introduction
  • A short history of the Devil
  • The Devil and humankind
  • Depicting the Devil
  • Satan in a secular age
  • Conclusion.
Summary
"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 to western thought from the early Middle Ages to the beginnings of modernity; the belief that the Devil represents the mirror image of goodness; and the multiplicity and instability of ideas about the Devil. Oldridge concludes by exploring "demonological" ways of thinking in our own time, including allegations of "satanic ritual abuse.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Devil--Christianity.
ISBN
9780199580996 (pbk.)
0199580995 (pbk.)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
BT982 .O43 2012
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
Floor
4th Floor, East Tower
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Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
BT982 .O43 2012
Location
Stacks
Floor
3rd Floor
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