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    The Quest for the Historical Satan (Paperback) By (author) Miguel A. de La Torre, By (author) Alberto Hernandez

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    DescriptionDe La Torre and Hernandez's volume probes the murky origins of the satanic legends and beliefs back to their pre-Christian roots in the Middle East. They unearth the Satan's roots in Egyptian and Babylonian understandings of evil. They also show, however, that the ancient Satan has some characteristics we would hardly recognize, especially his appearance in most ancient cultures and survival in many traditional religions as the "trickster" figure. While a minor tradition in historic Christianity, the authors argue, seeing Satan as trickster is historically accurate and holds real promise for Christian rethinking in "theology, philosophy, and practive of evil" and how it can be dealt with. This is a fascinating story that helps the reader reframe basic elements of our worldview of good and evil.


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    Title
    The Quest for the Historical Satan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miguel A. de La Torre, By (author) Alberto Hernandez
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 445 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780800663247
    ISBN 10: 0800663241
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.3
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000, REL067010
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL012130
    DC22: 235/.4709
    LC classification: BT982 .D4 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 235.4709
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 235.4709
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG
    Publisher
    Augsburg Fortress
    Imprint name
    Augsburg Fortress
    Publication date
    01 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis