The Origin of Satan
How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics
ISBN10: 0679731180 ISBN13: 9780679731184 Contributors: Pagels, Elaine H. Publisher: Vintage Books Published: May 1 1996 Pages: 214 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
From the religious historian whose The Gnostic Gospels won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan's story into an audacious exploration of Christianity's shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike.