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The Devil in Early Modern England

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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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Jo
Dec 21, 2011 Jo rated it it was ok
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.
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Jul 19, 2012 Helen rated it it was ok
Interesting subject matter, but very dry academic writing style that's often repetitive.
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