Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae)

Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae)


This choice of essays methods the function of demons and the satan in old and medieval Christianity from quite a few scholarly views: historic, philosophical, and theological in addition to philological, liturgical, and theoretical. within the commencing article Gerd Theissen offers a wide-ranging evaluate of the function of the satan, spanning the Hebrew Bible, the hot testomony, and patristic literature. The contributions that keep on with handle texts at the satan, demons, and evil, and are drawn from historic philosophy, the recent testomony, early Christian apologetics, hagiography, and heritage. masking basically the patristic interval, the quantity additionally includes articles on medieval assets. The creation discusses different angles of technique present in the articles in order to shed clean gentle in this standard but in addition uniquely troubling subject matter.

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