A smattering of devil lore, beginning back in the Fertile Crescent but concentrating on the evil one Europeans know as...

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DEVILS AND DEMONS

A smattering of devil lore, beginning back in the Fertile Crescent but concentrating on the evil one Europeans know as ""the"" devil. Garden draws on Milton, Dante, the Malleus Maleficarum and anonymous folk for descriptions of Satan's fall, physical appearance and personality traits, and she profiles famous pact makers (Faust), devil worshippers (up to ""the best known supposed Satanist"" Charles Manson) and victims of possesion (Loudun to the case that inspired the film). She ends by evoking one Brother Juniper, a forgotten monk whose very name, according to St. Francis, was once enough to send Old Scratch packing--making all the fuss as unnecessary as another such book.

Pub Date: April 15, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 160

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1976