The Quest for the Historical Satan

De La Torre, Miguel (Author) ,   Hernandez, Albert (Author)

De La Torre and Hernandezs volume probes the murky origins of the satanic legends and beliefs back to their pre-Christian roots in the Middle East. They unearth the satanic roots in Egyptian and Babylonian understandings of evil.

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De La Torre and Hernandez's volume probes the murky origins of the satanic legends and beliefs back to their pre-Christian roots in the Middle East. They unearth the Satan's roots in Egyptian and Babylonian understandings of evil. They also show, however, that the ancient Satan has some characteristics we would hardly recognize, especially his appearance in most ancient cultures and survival in many traditional religions as the "trickster" figure. While a minor tradition in historic Christianity, the authors argue, seeing Satan as trickster is historically accurate and holds real promise for Christian rethinking in "theology, philosophy, and practive of evil" and how it can be dealt with. This is a fascinating story that helps the reader reframe basic elements of our worldview of good and evil.

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The Quest for the Historical Satan De La Torre and Hernandezs volume probes the murky origins of the satanic legends and beliefs back to their pre-Christian roots in the Middle East. They unearth the satanic roots in Egyptian and Babylonian understandings of evil.
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  • Age Max

    0

  • Age Min

    0

  • Height

    0.64

  • Length

    9.02

  • Width

    6.08

  • File Size

    0

  • Language

    English

  • Medium Format

    Paperback

  • Pages

    248

  • Product Group

    Books

  • Type

    Non-Fiction

  • Publication Date

    2011-08-01

  • Publisher

    Fortress Press

  • Item Number

    005341769

  • ISBN10

    0800663241

  • ISBN13

    9780800663247

  • UPC

    9780800663247

  • Contributors

    De La Torre, Miguel (Author) ,   Hernandez, Albert (Author)

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