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Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The synagogue of Satan: anti-Catholicism, false doctrine and the construction of contrariety; 3 Temptation: the Protestant dynamic of diabolic agency and the resurgence of clerical mediation; 4 Satan and the godly in early modern England; 5 Incarnate devils: crime narratives, demonisation and audience empathy; 6 'What concord hath Christ with Belial?': de facto satanism and the temptation of the body politic, 1570-1640.
Nathan Johnstone examines the concept of the Devil in English culture between the Reformation and the English Civil War. The author looks at the ways in which beliefs about the nature of the Devil changed as a consequence of the Reformation, and its impact on religious, literary and political culture.
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