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white fang

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THE DEVIL
« on: July 10, 2012, 12:54:39 PM »
I'm doing a personal study about the devil. If you know any sites,articles,etc I would love to know them.
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Re: THE DEVIL
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 03:53:15 PM »
what about him?

there were several books referenced in the literature board, the one i purchased myself was...the prince of darkness, http://www.amazon.com/The-Prince-Darkness-Radical-History/dp/0801480566/ref=pd_ys_iyr3 and the history of hell.  http://www.amazon.com/The-History-Hell-Alice-Turner/dp/0156001373/ref=pd_ys_iyr6

there's a lot on the internet, depending on if you're looking at; origins, worshippers, etc...
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Re: THE DEVIL
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 06:36:18 PM »
Thanks.I'm pretty much searching for the history of Hell.
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Re: THE DEVIL
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 08:46:36 AM »
well, there are a few good books on that...

start with the greco roman afterlife, that's where the present ideas of heaven and hell came from.
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Re: THE DEVIL
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 11:55:21 PM »
Zoroastrianism (Persian empire second temple period) is where your concepts of angels come from and dualism of God and anti God. Demons are very common in all middle eastern traditions but for Judaism later Christianity and Islam, Babylon is the main Source. Then the greco - Roman influence later.


This was a melting pot of cultural influences so many ideas created it.
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Re: THE DEVIL
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 10:12:58 AM »
Zoroastrianism (Persian empire second temple period) is where your concepts of angels come from and dualism of God and anti God. Demons are very common in all middle eastern traditions but for Judaism later Christianity and Islam, Babylon is the main Source. Then the greco - Roman influence later.


This was a melting pot of cultural influences so many ideas created it.

That's why i rather like the story of Abraham and the theory he was the son of an idol maker in sumeria...i can relate to that situation and it makes more sense "the devil" originally being a tester of faith rather than the destroyer of humanity.

in that situation he'd be a welcome intruder in a person of faith's life rather than a bane.

so, yeah...reading and coming up with your own ideas is definitly the best advice to your question, whitefang.

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