Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World

Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World

by Jeffrey Burton Russell


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, April 15


Mephistopheles is the fourth and final volume of Jeffrey Burton Russell's critically acclaimed history of the concept of the Devil. The series constitutes the most complete historical study ever made of the figure called the second most famous personage in Christianity. In the first three volumes, the author brought the history of Christian diabology to the end of the Middle Ages. This volume continues the story from the Reformation to the present, tracing the fragmentation of the tradition. Using examples from theology, philosophy, art, literature, and popular culture, Russell describes the great changes effected in our idea of the Devil by the intellectual and cultural developments of modern times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801497186
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 02/22/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 608,457
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Burton Russell is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Evil2. The Reformed Devil3. The Devil between Two Worlds4. Satan Expiring5. The Romantic Devil6. The DeviI's Shadow7. The Devil in a Warring World8. God and DevilBibliography

Customer Reviews