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The History and Uses of the Devil (w/ Stephen Davies and Kevin Currie-Knight)

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The History and Uses of the Devil (w/ Stephen Davies and Kevin Currie-Knight)
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Stephen Davies (Institute of Economic Affairs) chats with Kevin about Stephen's new book A Street-wise Guide to the Devil. They talk about the (monotheistic) history of the Devil, why the Devil keeps hanging around, "his" role in contemporary moral panics, and more.

6:13 - Why/How the Devil Had to Come About Within Monotheistic Religion
21:48 - A Reinterpretation of Milton Leads to the Devil Being Worshipped as a Rebel
30:10 - Satanic Burials, Satan's Role in Free Will, and Whether Satan-Worshippers Misunderstand Satan
40:46 - Why Does the Devil Keep Hanging Around in a Christian (or Post-Christian?) World?
49:58 - The Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Scandal(s) and The Devil's Starring Role
59:58 - Why the Devil is Necessary in a World So Influenced by Christianity


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