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By W. Scott Poole

ISBN-10: 0742561712

ISBN-13: 9780742561717

ISBN-10: 0742561720

ISBN-13: 9780742561724

Satan in America tells the tale of America's advanced dating with the satan. "New mild" evangelists of the eighteenth century, enslaved African americans, demagogic politicians, and smooth American film-makers have used the satan to rattling their enemies, clarify the character of evil and injustice, mount social crusades, build a countrywide identification, and convey nervousness approximately concerns as varied because the probability of struggle to the hazards of deviant sexuality. the belief of the gigantic and the weird offering cultural metaphors that have interaction with historic switch isn't really new. Poole takes a brand new tack via studying this concept at the side of the troubles of yankee non secular background. The publication indicates that either the diversity and the scope of yankee religiousness made theological evil a particularly effective image. devil looks many times at the political, spiritual, and cultural panorama of the USA, a shadow self to the sunny snapshot of yankee growth and idealism.

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