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'If there be a God, as we most steadfastly must believe,' wrote Roger Hutchinson, '
verily there is a Devil also; and if there be a Devil, there is no surer argument, no
stronger proof, no plainer evidence, that there is a God.' If men could be ...
Above all the immanent Devil was an essential complement to the notion of an
immanent God. The early Hebrews had no need to personify the principle of evil;
they could attribute it to the influence of other rival deities. It was only the triumph
The Devil's solutions were only too closely related to the wretched women's plight
. On many occasions he tempted them to steal, to commit suicide, or to kill their
children so that there would be more food to go round.2 'Extremity of affliction', ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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