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Demons and the Devil in ancient and medieval Christianity [electronic resource] /
edited by Nienke Vos and Willemien Otten.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
description
p. cm.
ISBN
9789004196179 (hardback : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
isbn
9789004196179 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Based on a conference held Oct. 6-7, 2006 in Heeze, Netherlands.
Includes index.
language note
In English; 1 contribution in German.
catalogue key
11664947
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This collection of essays approaches the role of demons and the devil in ancient and medieval Christianity from a variety of scholarly perspectives: historical, philosophical, and theological as well as philological, liturgical, and theoretical.
Main Description
This collection of essays approaches the role of demons and the devil in ancient and medieval Christianity from a variety of scholarly perspectives: historical, philosophical, and theological as well as philological, liturgical, and theoretical. In the opening article Gerd Theissen presents a wide-ranging overview of the role of the devil, spanning the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and patristic literature. The contributions that follow address texts on the devil, demons, and evil, and are drawn from ancient philosophy, the New Testament, early Christian apologetics, hagiography, and history. Covering primarily the patristic period, the volume also contains articles on medieval sources. The introduction discusses the different angles of approach found in the articles in an effort to shed fresh light on this familiar but also uniquely troubling theme.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Setting the Scene
Demons and the Devil in Ancient and Medieval Christianity: Introduction, Summary, Reflectionp. 3
Monotheismus und Teufelsglaube: Entstehung und Psychologie des biblischen Satansmythosp. 37
Stoics on Souls and Demons: Reconstructing Stoic Demonologyp. 71
The New Testament and Its Reception in Early Christianity
Demons and Exorcisms in the Gospel of Markp. 99
The Application of Magical Formulas of Invocation in Christian Contextsp. 117
Exorcism: Tackling the Devil by Word of Mouthp. 129
Ancient Christianity
Justin Martyr and his Demon-ridden Universep. 145
Demons Without and Within: The Representation of Demons, the Saint, and the Soul in Early Christian Lives, Letters and Sayingsp. 159
Demons among the Messaliansp. 183
Medieval Christianity
Denominations of the Devil and Demons in the Missale Gothicump. 195
Overshadowing or Foreshadowing Return: The Role of Demons in Eriugena's Periphyseonp. 211
Horror vacui: Evil in the Incarnated World of the Bibles Moraliséesp. 231
Index locorump. 249
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