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Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages

Jeffrey Burton Russell
Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages

Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages

Jeffrey Burton Russell

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"If, as Chesterton claimed, the devil's greatest triumph was convincing the modern world that he does not exist, Jeffrey Burton Russell means to rob him of his victory. Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages is both a scholarly assessment of the development of diabology in the Middle Ages and an impassioned plea to the 20th century to recognize and acknowledge the existence of real, objective evil. The third in a series of works tracing the history of the devil from his Judeo-Christian roots, it represents a formidable undertaking: the devil's history is integrally related to the problem of evil, which is in turn at the heart of Western religious thought. Each of the volumes on Satan comprises, in essence, a judicious and able tour of Christian theology from the villain's point of view... Book jacket.

- Publisher Describes the medieval concept of the devil, discusses witchcraft and devil folklore, and examines the depiction of evil in art and literature of the period.

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"If, as Chesterton claimed, the devil's greatest triumph was convincing the modern world that he does not exist, Jeffrey Burton Russell means to rob him of his victory. Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages is both a scholarly assessment of the development of diabology in the Middle Ages and an impassioned plea to the 20th century to recognize and acknowledge the existence of real, objective evil. The third in a series of works tracing the history of the devil from his Judeo-Christian roots, it represents a formidable undertaking: the devil's history is integrally related to the problem of evil, which is in turn at the heart of Western religious thought. Each of the volumes on Satan comprises, in essence, a judicious and able tour of Christian theology from the villain's point of view... Book jacket.
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Describes the medieval concept of the devil, discusses witchcraft and devil folklore, and examines the depiction of evil in art and literature of the period.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Burton Russell

Jeffrey Burton Russell (Ph.D., Emory University) was a histoJeffrey Burton Russell (Ph.D., Emory University) was a history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara ry professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1979-1998 where he is now a professor of history, emerifrom 1979-1998 where he is now a professor of history, emeritus. He also taught at the University of Mexico, Harvard, Untus. He also taught at the University of Mexico, Harvard, University of California in Riverside, Notre Dame, and Califoriversity of California in Riverside, Notre Dame, and CaliforC

Table Of Contents

  • Preface I. The Life Of Lucifer 2. The Devil In Byzantium 3. The Muslim Devil 4. Folklore 5. Early Medieval Diabology 6. Lucifer In Early Medieval Art And Literature 7. The Devil And The Scholars 8. Lucifer In High Medieval Art And Literature 9. Lucifer On The Stage 10. Nominalists, Mystics, And Witches 11. The Existence Of The Devil Essay On The Sources Bibliography Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 66914
  • Product Code 080149429X
  • EAN 9780801494291
  • Pages 356
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cornell University Press
  • Publication Date Aug 1986
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.539kg

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