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By Nienke Vos, Willemien Otten

This choice of essays techniques the position of demons and the satan in historical and medieval Christianity from a number of scholarly views: historic, philosophical, and theological in addition to philological, liturgical, and theoretical. within the commencing article Gerd Theissen provides a wide-ranging review of the position of the satan, spanning the Hebrew Bible, the hot testomony, and patristic literature. The contributions that stick to tackle texts at the satan, demons, and evil, and are drawn from historical philosophy, the recent testomony, early Christian apologetics, hagiography, and background. protecting essentially the patristic interval, the quantity additionally includes articles on medieval resources. The creation discusses different angles of procedure present in the articles on the way to shed clean mild in this known but in addition uniquely troubling subject.

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