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B15. The Devil: History of a Concept

  • 10/30/2020
  • 12/04/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/30/2020, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/06/2020, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/13/2020, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/20/2020, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
  • 12/04/2020, 1:00 PM 2:30 PM (EST)
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The concept of the Devil or malevolent figure of evil is as old as religion. Who or what is the Devil and where did it originate? Where does it reside? In this course we will take a historical approach (from the western cultural tradition), investigating the Hebrew Bible figures of the serpent, Satan and mythological creatures symbolizing evil. We will explore the New Testament idea of the Devil as found in Gospels, some letters, and the Book of Revelation. Finally, we will look at how the concept developed in various stages of Christianity and in Islam.

ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website  https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links


INSTRUCTOR:  Gary Shahinian earned a PhD in Philosophy from Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Netherlands.  His doctoral dissertation examines the problem of evil. He taught philosophy and theology courses at Redeemer College in Ontario, Dordt College in Iowa, and at Worcester State University. He recently completed twenty years as the Senior Pastor of Park Congregational Church, Worcester.


RECOMMENDED BOOKS: The Devil, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0801494093

Satan, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0801494130

Lucifer, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0801494291

Mephistopheles, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0801497186

The Prince of Darkness, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Cornell University Press, ISBN 978-0801480560


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