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    The Devil and His Advocates

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    AuthorErik Butler
    ISBN9781789143737
    Published LanguageEnglish
    Publication Year2021
    PublisherReaktion Books
    BindingHardback
    Original Price£25
    Pages272
    Ships By7-8 days
    SKU: RB-114 Category:

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    An exploration of the Devil through art, literature, theology and music.

    Satan is not God’s enemy in the Bible, and he’s not always bad – much less evil. Through the lens of the Old and New Testaments, Erik Butler explores the Devil through literature, theology, visual art, and music from antiquity up to the present, discussing canonical authors (Dante, Milton, Goethe) and a wealth of lesser-known sources. Since his first appearance in the Book of Job, Satan has pursued a single objective: to test human beings, whose moral worth and piety leave plenty of room for doubt. Satan can be manipulative, but at worst he facilitates what mortals are inclined to do, anyway. ‘The Devil made me do it’ does not hold up in the court of cosmic law. With wit and surprising examples, this book explains why.

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