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<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;">Jeffrey Burton Russell is Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides UCSB, he has taught History and Religious Studies at Berkeley, Riverside, Harvard, New Mexico, and Notre Dame. He has published seventeen books, including his five-volume history of the concept of the Devil, published by Cornell University Press between 1977 and 1988.
If one does decide to read this tome it is recommended that the second chapter be payed close attention for therein the author reveals a formula for arriving at his definition of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by $teve A
Preachy, lazy, and even the "antiquity" viewpoints are formulated far too strongly from a Christian worldview. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by M L Kennedy
An excellent work from Burton Russell!! The book focus on the main theme of devil from the old testament until the primitive christianity. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by ikarionas
WOW! What a book, and what a history lesson. The first half of the book covers so much mythology, ancient Eastern views of evil, and enough odd names and stories to make your head... Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by J. Mccormack
Russell has been writing brilliant and very readable books on the problem of evil for quite some time. Read morePublished on October 10, 2009 by Anne Rice
How evil was personified in the lands of India, the Middle East, and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome is the subject of this book. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Randy Stafford
Though I find myself having many negative things to say about this book in this review, a few pervasive aspects of Russell's assiduous research and writing inevitably atones for... Read morePublished on November 1, 2008 by The Old Wise Man