JEFFREY BURTON RUSSELL
Title: Mephistopheles : The Devil in the Modern World
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr 1990-05-01
0801497183 / 9780801497186
Seller ID: 20070814118516
Mephistopheles is the fourth and final volume of Jeffrey Burton Russell's critically acclaimed history of the concept of the Devil. The series constitutes the most complete historical study ever made of the figure called the second most famous personage in Christianity. In the first three volumes, the author brought the history of Christian diabology to the end of the Middle Ages. This volume continues the story from the Reformation to the present, tracing the fragmentation of the tradition. Using examples from theology, philosophy, art, literature, and popular culture, Russell describes the great changes effected in our idea of the Devil by the intellectual and cultural developments of modern times.