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History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil [Paperback]

Dr Paul Carus
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January 11, 2004 0766183009 978-0766183001
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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  • Paperback: 508 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (January 11, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0766183009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766183001
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,816,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars devilishly good April 5, 2010
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This book was originally published in 1900. Its author, Paul Carus, was a German professor whose ideas about religion offended church authorities in Germany, making it difficult for him to obtain publication there. He came to the United States and published a number of very interesting books on a variety of religious, historical, and philosophical topics.

This book is as much a history of comparative religion as it is a history of the devil. We learn a good deal about Eastern religions and their basic doctrines, along with how the concept of evil works in those faiths. While the book takes a far-reaching perspective, it is not comprehensive. Little is said about indigenous African and Native American religions, for example. Dr. Carus is also sensitive to the ways in which the concept of Satan has been used by religious authorities to persecute "witches" and "heretics" and the chapters on these subjects, while understated, were painful to read.

This book was written prior to the great evils of the Twentieth Century, and it would have been interesting to see how knowledge of say, Hitler's evil might have changed Dr. Carus's analysis or perspective.

I found the book highly enjoyable and readable. Particularly interesting are the many compelling illustrations reproduced throughout the book in vivid detail.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Thorough February 7, 2013
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I loved reading this book. It is very thorough and indepth. You must read it if you are looking to gain knowledge about the history of the devil's origin and the origins of religion.
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3.0 out of 5 stars O.K. but not on target January 27, 2016
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I was hoping for something more historical. This book spends a lot of time in theology. I am still working on it and will finish the book, but it nothing a work that pulls me to it.
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