The Devil of the New Testament is actually one of God's ministers, assigned to rule the world and monitor the conduct of human beings, but at the hands of the Church Fathers he became the personification of evil. Kelly shows how this portrayal developed and persists to the present day.
Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.
'[Kelly's] interpretation is accepted by many biblical scholars. The theory provides an explanation for the presence of evil and suffering, without denying the existence or omniscience of God. … The professor makes the case for Satan as more a 'functionary of the divine court' than 'an enemy of God as well as of Man, a convicted cosmic outlaw'.' The Times
'Kelly's stunningly bold attempt at rehabilitation makes the late Lord Longford's efforts to convince the British public that Moors murderer Myra Hindley was a reformed character look positively timid.' Daily Mail
'Kelly shows himself to be a masterful teacher. … [He] illustrates nicely a sound approach in historical theology.' Professor Daniel J. Harrington, S. J., Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
'… enough here to stimulate and entertain. … astute and deftly written …' Literary Review
'In this succinct study, he adopts the role of Satan's unofficial spin doctor. The result is entertaining as well as rigourous. … What could have been a crawling survey is in fact a lively and sane account that does much to rehabilitate Satan's reputation. Kelly's conclusions will surprise many…Kelly displays impressive control of his material attuned to nuances in Hebrew, Greek and Latin.' The Times Literary Supplement
Henry Ansgar Kelly is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of English and Director of the Center of Medieval Studies, UCLA.
„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 17.08.2006., 2006. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: 1. 376 Seiten leichter Knick auf der Coverrückseite u. den letzten ca. 7 Buchseiten, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 223871 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 610 22,8 x 15,2 x 2,2 cm, Taschenbuch. Artikel-Nr. 165252