The Origin of Satan

The Origin of Satan

by Elaine Pagels

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From the religious historian whose The Gnostic Gospels won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition. With magisterial learning and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan’s story into an audacious exploration of Christianity’s shadow side, in which the gospel of love gives way to irrational hatreds that continue to haunt Christians and non-Christians alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679731184
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/30/1996
Edition description: First Vintage Books Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 181,430
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and the author of Reading Judas, The Gnostic Gospels—winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award—and the New York Times bestseller Beyond Belief. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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