Satan. Charles Father Bruno de Jesus-Marie MOELLER, French, Introduction.


London / New York: Sheed & Ward, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 506pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. B/w plates & frontis, coloured top edge. "This book sets out to untangle some of the confused thinking which has led our simple-minded society to shelve belief in Satan in an age branded in the face with his twofold sign of lies and violence." An important collection of over thirty historical, literary, philosophical, and psychological essays on the nature and role of Satan, divided under the following subheadings: Satan's Existence and Nature; The Place of the Devil outside Christianity; Possession and Diabolism; The Devil in Art and Literature; & Deicide. The work was part of a significant, long-running inquiry into the nature of religious life, the results of which were published in French in a series of volumes under the title "Collection de Psychologie Religieuse Études Carmélitaines", edited by Père Bruno in 1948. One passing reference (in a footnote) to Aleister Crowley. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped and chafed, page edges a bit darkened and fore-edge lightly thumbed, pages lightly toned, unmarked. Thus a tight, clean and bright VG+ copy in the scarce original dust jacket. (VG dust jacket is just lightly rubbed at edges, a bit of creasing and chipping to corners and spine ends, a few short closed tears at edges, inner flaps a bit creased and darkened, not clipped, now protected by mylar sleeve.). Item #63280

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