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The Resource The invention of Satanism, Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen

The invention of Satanism, Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen

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The invention of Satanism
Title
The invention of Satanism
Statement of responsibility
Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
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Language
eng
Summary
Satanism is a complex phenomenon that has often been the source of controversy across social and rhetorical contexts. Some consider it the root of all evil. Others see it as a childish form of rebellion or as a misapplication of serious esoteric beliefs and practices. Still others consider it a specific religion or philosophy that serves as a form of personal and collective identity. In The Invention of Satanism, three experts explore Satanism as a contemporary movement that is in continuous dialogue with popular culture, and which provides a breeding ground for other new religious movements. By shifting the focus from mythology to meaning-making, this book examines the invention of Satanism among self-declared religious Satanists. Like all ideologists and believers, Satanists incorporate, borrow, and modify elements from other traditions; the authors investigate how traditional folklore and prior strands of occultism were synthesized by Anton LaVey in his founding of the Church of Satan and creation of the Satanic Bible. Later chapters discuss contemporary Satanist subcultures, demonstrating how Satanism continues to reinvent itself despite its brief history as an organized phenomenon. There are now numerous forms of Satanism with distinctive interpretations of what being a Satanist entails, with some of these new versions deviating more from the historical "mainstream" than others. In this fascinating account of a seemingly arcane and often-feared movement, Dyrendal, Lewis, and Petersen demonstrate that the invention of Satanism is an ongoing, ever-evolving process
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DLC
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Dyrendal, Asbjørn
Dewey number
133.4/2209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewis, James R.
  • Petersen, Jesper Aagaard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satanism
  • Satanism
Label
The invention of Satanism, Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing satanism -- Anthropology of evil: the folklore of satanism -- Satanic precursors -- The age of satanism: Anton Lavey and the Church of Satan -- The satanic bible -- Reading satanism through demonology: the satanism scare -- Adopting satanic identities -- Little Nicky grows up? -- Satanic attitudes -- Children of the black goat -- Satanism in play
Control code
1486139
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780195181104
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195181104
  • (OCoLC)908934971
Label
The invention of Satanism, Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper Aa. Petersen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing satanism -- Anthropology of evil: the folklore of satanism -- Satanic precursors -- The age of satanism: Anton Lavey and the Church of Satan -- The satanic bible -- Reading satanism through demonology: the satanism scare -- Adopting satanic identities -- Little Nicky grows up? -- Satanic attitudes -- Children of the black goat -- Satanism in play
Control code
1486139
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 254 pages
Isbn
9780195181104
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195181104
  • (OCoLC)908934971

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