Jeffrey Burton Russell





Jeffrey Burton Russell

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January 01, 1943

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Jeffrey Burton Russell is Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides UCSB, he has taught History and Religious Studies at Berkeley, Riverside, Harvard, New Mexico, and Notre Dame. He has published seventeen books and many articles, most of them in his special field, history of theology. He is most noted for his five-volume history of the concept of the Devil, published by Cornell University Press between 1977 and 1988. He would prefer to be most noted for two more recent books, Inventing the Flat Earth (1991), which shows how nineteenth-century anti-Christians invented and spread the falsehood that educated people in the Middle Ages believed that the earth was flat, and A History of Heaven: The S...more


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The Devil: Perceptions of E...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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A History of Witchcraft, So...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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Lucifer: The Devil in the M...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Satan
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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The Prince of Darkness: Rad...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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Mephistopheles: The Story B...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Inventing the Flat Earth: C...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Exposing Myths about Christ...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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A History of Heaven: The Si...
3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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