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The Devil in Early Modern England
Far from sweeping away popular superstitions about Satan and witchcraft, the Reformation and later the religious crisis culminating in the Civil Wars of 1637-1653 opened up a whole new field of ideas about the Father of Lies and his disciples. Out of these great social and religious changes came a distinctly Protestant and English view of the devil.
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published June 25th 2002 by Sutton Publishing
(first published August 1st 2000)
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Dec 21, 2011 Jo rated it 2 of 5 stars
Oldridge looks at how the 'persona' of the devil has changed over the centuries and how the way he is represented often reflects society at the time. Interesting to a certain extent but not as exciting a read as I was hoping.