The Devil : a very short introduction
Oldridge, Darren, 1966-
The Devil : a very short introduction / Darren Oldridge.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
xiv, 121 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Very short introductions
- Uniform series
Very short introductions.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-114) and index.
- Contents note
- A short history of the Devil
- The Devil and humankind
- Depicting the Devil
- Satan in a secular age
"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
- Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
- Call Number
- BT982 .O43 2012
- Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
- 4th Floor, East Tower