Biography of Satan: A Historical Exposition of the Devil and His Fiery Dominions

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M04 1 - 160 páginas
Though his work has been discredited in some of its details, the atheistic writings and freethinking philosophies of American spiritualist KERSEY GRAVES (1813-1883) remain vital reading today for the more informed critiques of Christianity that they inspired. In this daring book, first published in 1880, Graves condemns the brutal Christian doctrine of eternal punishment through revealing the pagan origins of such concepts as the bottomless pit, lakes of fire and brimstone, the casting out of devils, and other foundational aspects of Christian belief. Students of comparative mythology, modern freethinkers, and anyone interested in demonic folklore will find this Victorian curio an intriguing exposition of ancient folklore. ALSO AVAILABLE FROM COSIMO: Graves's The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors and The Bible of Bibles

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Página 52 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Página 51 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole : and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it shall live.
Página 47 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth...
Página 43 - Shall there be evil in the City, and the Lord hath not done it?
Página 74 - The chapter first speaks of a woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
Página 22 - They will be far more sensible how dreadful the wrath of God is, and will better understand how terrible the sufferings of the damned are ; yet this will be no occasion of grief to them. They will not be sorry for the damned ; it will cause no uneasiness or dissatisfaction to them ; but on the contrary, when they have this sight, it will excite them to joyful praises.
Página 110 - For as we sometimes cure the body with unwholesome remedies, when such as are most wholesome produce no effect, so we restrain those minds with false relations, which will not be persuaded by the truth.
Página 40 - And in no one place of the Mosaic institutes is there the least mention, or any intelligible hint, of the rewards and punishments of another life.
Página 40 - ... maintained a profound silence on that fundamental article, if not of political, at least of religious legislation — rewards and punishments in another life.

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