Religion: The Devil

Satan, I know thy strength, and thou

know'st mine,

Neither our own, but given . . .

—Paradise Lost

When the Devil comes up in conversation, modern Christians have a tendency to tuck up their skirts and scurry to the shelter of safer doctrinal topics like the brotherhood of man or the Sermon on the Mount. In a book called Satan (Sheed & Ward; $5.50), newly published in the U.S., a group of scholars under the editorship of Father Bruno de Jesus-Marie, a French Carmelite, have made a frontal attack on the question of what the...

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