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The prince of darkness : radical evil and the power of good in history

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 1995.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd printView all editions and formats
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While recounting how past generations have personified evil, Jeffrey Burton Russell deepens our understanding of the ways in which people have dealt with the enduring problem of radical evil.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russell
ISBN: 0801420148 9780801420146 0801480566 9780801480560
OCLC Number: 442375161
Description: XII, 288 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Evil2. The Devil around the World3. The Good Lord and the Devil4. Christ and the Power of Evil5. Satan and Heresy6. Dualism and the Desert7. The Classical Christian View8. Lucifer Popular and Elite9. Scholastics, Poets, and Dramatists10. Nominalists, Mystics, and Witches11. The Devil and the Reformers12. High on a Throne of Royal State13. The Disintegration of Hell14. From Romance to Nihilism15. The Integration of Evil16. Auschwitz and Hiroshima17. The Meaning of EvilAppendixesIndex
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Burton Russell.
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"Russell recreates the arcane images of good and evil we all once understood perfectly well as children. From the moment the cover is lifted on this beautifully produced book, the world darkens. Read more...

 
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