The Prince of Darkness
EPUB EBook by Jeffrey Burton Russell
EBook DescriptionAn engrossing and extensive masterpiece detailing the rise and fall of the concept of the devil (mostly) Western society and thought. The Prince of Darkness EPUB EBook Traveling through time from the dawn of written history to our modern, post world war age Russell tracks the evolution and eventual dissolution of the idea of a devil. In short, I found this book to be deep, intellectual, and incredibly thought provoking and I recommend it to any seeker.
Blending together scripture, dogmatic tradition, religious philosophy, literature, art, and bits of folklore Russell un- EPUBclouds centuries of confusion and identifies the reigning diabology of each era.He necessarily and masterfully addresses the nature of the universe, God, and society. Russell also artfully holds the tension of the metaphysical personality thought of as the devil (from cloven hoofed and goatlike to the suave sophistication of Mephistopheles the scholar) from the true nature and existence of a force of radical evil. Throughout this volume he forces us to challenge our innermost assumptions and beliefs.
I consider this book a must read for any Christian who takes the study of their religion seriously, particularly through historical and philosophical lenses. If nothing else, Russell is expert at identifying important religious ideas in history and rewriting them in a way that is accessible to the modern scholar. DO NOT BE DETERRED by the cover or the title; download; this is a well-researched academic book hidden behind a sensational title and cover. Far from any sort of a satanist book Russell ultimately encourages us to take radical evil seriously so we can become more conscious about living in the good. Like this book? Read online this: Ken Russell, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness (Darkness #1-2).
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