The Devil's Party

Author: Per Faxneld,Jesper Aa. Petersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199779236

Category: History

Page: 289

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Twelve scholars present cutting-edge research from the emerging field of Satanism studies. The topics covered range from early literary Satanists like Blake and Shelley, to the Californian Church of Satan of the 1960s, to the radical developments within the Satanic milieu in recent decades. The book will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in Satanism as a philosophical or religious position of alterity rather than as an imagined other.

The Devil's Party

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547309

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Taking the most famous 'prophet' of recent times, David Koresh, as a starting point, this is an analytical look at the troubled history of charlatan messiahs around the world. But Koresh was neither the first, nor the most excessive, nor even the most misguided, and Colin Wilson looks at cult leaders from the early days of Christianity through, among others, the 'Rev' Jim Jones and Jeffrey Lundgren. He goes on to consider what it is that makes these messiahs believe they are who they claim to be, and what makes people give up everything to follow them - a messiah is nothing without someone to believe in him. This comprehensive study untangles the history of the charlatan messiahs and explores their world view. Colin Wilson's remarkable career has led him to write on subjects as diverse as archaeology, astronomy, cosmology, Egyptology, crime and the paranormal. His other books have been translated into many languages and he travels the world, lecturing and holding workshops.

The Devil's Party

Author: Bob Rodgers

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460253485

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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The Devil's Party follows Jason, an intellectual tenderfoot, and Lennie, a charismatic and tortured literary phenomenon, as they finish their Bachelor's degrees in Manitoba and begin graduate school at the University of Toronto. Driven by the works of William Blake and mentored by intellectual heavy-weights Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, the pair dive into the rabbit hole of scholastic passions and set out to wrestle with the ruling elite and rattle the 'mind-forged manacles' of the complacent majority. Their stories echo a culture stepping away from the quiescent 1950s towards the turbulent and dramatic '60s, and together they wrestle with the birth of new ideas and the burden of knowledge that threatens to consume them.

Dancing at the Devil's Party

Author: Alicia Ostriker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 122

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Essays that explore the meaning of politics, love, and spiritual life in American poetry from Whitman to the present

The Devil Is in the Details

Author: Rachel VanSickle-Ward

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449232

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation. The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details, Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the ambiguous. When policies are high salience, the fissures produced by partisan discord, interest group diversity, and pluralistic executive branches promote ambiguous policy. When policies are lower profile, this relationship is more tenuous and, at times, inverted, with contention producing more policy detail. Put simply, on important and controversial legislation, ambiguity serves as a vehicle for compromise when key participants disagree over details. Moreover, fragmentation is a more powerful driver of ambiguity than limits in technical expertise or legislative capacity. This multi-method investigation is the first to measure statute specificity directly. VanSickle-Ward combines comprehensive content analysis of more than 250 health and welfare bills passed in 44 states in the 1990s and 2000s with in-depth interviews of policy-making elites.

Controversial New Religions

Author: James R. Lewis,Jesper Aa. Petersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394369

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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In terms of public opinion, new religious movements are considered controversial for a variety of reasons. Their social organization often runs counter to popular expectations by experimenting with communal living, alternative leadership roles, unusual economic dispositions, and new political and ethical values. As a result the general public views new religions with a mixture of curiosity, amusement, and anxiety, sustained by lavish media emphasis on oddness and tragedy rather than familiarity and lived experience. This updated and revised second edition of Controversial New Religions offers a scholarly, dispassionate look at those groups that have generated the most attention, including some very well-known classical groups like The Family, Unification Church, Scientology, and Jim Jones's People's Temple; some relative newcomers such as the Kabbalah Centre, the Order of the Solar Temple, Branch Davidians, Heaven's Gate, and the Falun Gong; and some interesting cases like contemporary Satanism, the Raelians, Black nationalism, and various Pagan groups. Each essay combines an overview of the history and beliefs of each organization or movement with original and insightful analysis. By presenting decades of scholarly work on new religious movements written in an accessible form by established scholars as well as younger experts in the field, this book will be an invaluable resource for all those who seek a view of new religions that is deeper than what can be found in sensationalistic media stories.

The Devil's Party

Author: Harriett Hawkins,Senior Research Fellow Harriet Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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This survey of past and present controversies about Shakespearian drama asks about the question: Do the plays hold a mirror up to nature? If so, what is the nature of the "nature" reflected in plays as different as Hamlet and As You Like It?K Is the poet on the side of the angels or, in fact, "of the devil's party" in a play like Richard III? Are Hamlet and Cleopatra more to be morally censured than pitied or admired? How seriously should we take the comedies? Rather than attempting to answer these questions, the author here explains why it is that the plays remain open to critical debate. She concludes that Shakespearian drama provides us with the most artistic challenges to any one-sided account of the ways of the wold it reflects and for this reason, for students and teachers, and for actors and audiences alike, its impact is ultimately liberating.

The Devil's Garden

Author: John R. Cencich

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612341721

Category: History

Page: 264

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In 2002 John Cencich traveled to a safe house in Belgrade to interview the former head of a Yugoslav secret intelligence agency. In less than an hour, Cencich had what he needed: corroboration of information provided by another spy. This evidence would be used against Slobodan Milosevic in his war crimes trial at The Hague. For the veteran United Nations war crimes investigator, however, the mission was business as usual. The Devil's Garden is the inside story of the investigation and indictment of Slobodan Milosevic and the identification of fifteen coperpetrators in the joint criminal enterprise (JCE) that had resulted in the massacre of thousands of civilians. As the senior American investigator at The Hague, Cencich drew up the investigative plan, codeveloped the prosecution theory of the JCE, and wrote the first significant draft of the indictment. He also led the international team of police investigators, detectives, and special agents on the case against Milosevic and his inner circle of secret police, assassins, spies, terrorists, underworld figures, and murderous paramilitary leaders for crimes committed throughout Croatia. Here, readers will travel alongside Cencich as he journeys to The Hague and will see how these once-in-a-lifetime experiences affect him to this day. Detailing one of the largest international criminal investigations ever undertaken, this book is a unique blend of history, international law, and true crime in Europe's deadliest battles since World War II.

The Devil's Redemption

Author: Murphy Wallace

Publisher: Murphy Wallace


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Strong. Fierce. Unshakeable. Three things I've always strived to be. But life is unexpected. It's confusing. It's cruel. All it takes is one blink, one blip in time, and your life is changed irrevocably. I knew he would come for me. What I didn't anticipate was how much I would need him. He locked me up and told me I was his forever. Until I wasn't. In the darkest moments since then, he was the light that kept me going. The life I thought I didn't want, I now prayed that I'd return to. Taking me was the easy part. Breaking me tested my strength. Surviving both could be my ruin.