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Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion

Joseph P. Laycock


Since it was founded in 2013, The Satanic Temple has spread across the United States and throughout the world. Unlike other forms of Satanism, The Satanic Temple is highly politically active. It has invoked religious freedom to campaign for easier access to abortion, exemption from laws that allow administering corporal punishment to students, and implementing Satanic after-school clubs in elementary schools. While this group remains highly controversial, it is poorly understood. This book provides a detailed history of The Satanic Temple’s history, beliefs, and culture as well as the numerous ... More

Keywords: Satanism, religious freedom, culture wars, Supreme Court, protest, religion, pluralism, Baphomet, new religious movements, religion and politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190948498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190948498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph P. Laycock, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Texas State University