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ISBN:
0749325062
Author:
Peter Stanford
Category:
Philosophy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arrow Books; New Ed edition (1998)
Pages:
320 pages
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1860 kb
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Rating:
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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 Devil's deepest wile is to persuade us that he does not exist. 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.

His biography of Lord Longford was the basis for the 2006 BAFTA-winning film Longford starring Jim Broadbent in the title role.

His other books include biographies of Lord Longford and Cardinal Basil Hume. Библиографические данные. The Devil: A Biography. Издание: перепечатанное.

Peter Stanford presents a great amount of historical and scholarly material, yet manages to do so in a witty and .

Peter Stanford presents a great amount of historical and scholarly material, yet manages to do so in a witty and highly intelligent style that keeps the reader turning the pages. From early Mesopotamia through the long history of Christianity, from medieval witch hunts to today's heavy metal rockers and Satanic cults, Stanford manages to, as he puts it, present a "very personal exploration of the highs and lows of the Devil's influence. From Publishers Weekly.

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

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 DEVIL: A Biography. The Devil doesn't really get his due in this rushed ""If it's Tuesday, it must be Beelzebub"" biography. Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1996.

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  • Zyangup
I try to keep a balanced view. It helps on a day to day basis when every issue is polarized along political ideology, media bias and regional values. At a fundamental level, this polarization is an effort to distinguish good from bad in a complex miasma of influences for even the most mundane circumstances. It's how we derive values, ethics and morals. With that as your premise, I read Azra Ashlan's "Zealot" on my last summer vacation. Having felt I had a good grasp on the historical figure of Jesus, I immediately sought to understand his prime foil...to no avail. There really is no one, either historical or allegorical that fits this role, so you have to suspend some of the criteria around an actual flesh and blood person and accept the closest mythical equivalent: Satan.

This book does a good job in portraying Satan's character development, the cultural need for and persistent antithetical duality of the many iterations of Satan from the pre-Christian era to the contextual present (mid 1990's in this case). My big take away is that while the original Christians were absolute geniuses in posthumously creating the single immortal and benevolent Jesus, those that assumed the powerful and lucrative roles of leaders in the ensuing Catholic See needed the scapegoat Satan as their own behaviors and ambitions strayed far from the original teachings.
I'd write more but feel that it would just fuel the comment section here on Amazon and it will load up with the usual vitriolic banter found on nearly every comment thread on the internet.
I liked this book. It's well written by one who clearly exhausted his patience with an overly prescriptive Christian youth. You may read it with a different perspective and feel otherwise. Oh one way to find out.
  • sunrise bird
This book was a real disappointment. Though I wasn't looking for a sensationalist approach to the topic, itwas dry, dry, dry. The fact that so many of the reviews I'd seen referred to it as "readable" should have been a red flag. Readable compared to what? An accounting textbook, perhaps, but nothing that one reads mostly for enjoyment. The author is obviously a good scholar, but not engaging, at least in this book.
  • Xal
This was pretty good, for the most part. The only thing that makes this book slightly dull is that it is a touch repetitive in it's information. But what makes it interesting is that it draws a parallel between God and the Devil. Very interesting, save for that minor glitch.
  • Maridor
This is a remarkable survey, one that is succinct, good-humored, and detailed. It recounts the entire life story of the Lord of Pain, from pre-Christian beginnings through today, with many a telling and relevant glance at other cultures and thought systems. What matters in the end is less belief in the Devil than his enduring appeal; as Stanford says, we may not believe in vampires, but we love movies and books about them. After reading this book, you'll understand a lot more about the devil, especially when you realize how deeply human he is.
  • Painbrand
He is no expert on the Devil, i was very disapointed in the book, i could of found infor and put a book together.