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The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Per Faxneld and Jesper Aa. Petersen


Self-declared Satanism is a controversial topic, which has largely been neglected by academia. This book fills that gap, with twelve scholars presenting cutting-edge research from the emerging field of Satanism studies. Topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley over the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s to the radical developments the Satanic milieu have undergone in recent decades. With a levelheaded and detached approach, the contributors analyze facets of the phenomenon such as conversion to Satanism, connections between Satanism and political violence ... More

Keywords: Modern Satanism, 19th-century culture, 20th-century culture, Western esotericism, history of religion, sociology of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199779239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Per Faxneld, editor
Stockholm University

Jesper Aa. Petersen, editor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology