Readership: General readers and students with an interest in religion and cultural history.
Darren Oldridge, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Worcester
Darren Oldridge is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Worcester. For ten years his research and teaching has focused on the Devil, witchcraft and the concept of evil. He is the author the expanded second edition of The Witchcraft Reader (Routledge 2008), and Strange Histories (Routledge 2005).
"This book may appeal to those wanting a short but insightful survey of those understandings of evil that the devil represents." - Reform Magazine
"Devil believer or devil-denier, you'll find plenty to get your teeth into here." - Northern Echo
"In this densely researched and drily elegant book, Satan is pursued through Augustine, Marlowe, Milton, Shelley, Blake, Goethe, Ambrose Bierce, Auden and CS Lewis's Screwtape, tales of self-mortification and witch-hunting, painting and the cinema." - Steven Poole, The Guardian
1: A short history of the Devil
2: The Devil and humankind
3: Depicting the Devil
4: Satan in a secular age