The Death of Satan by Andrew Delbanco
How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil

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Through the writings of America's major figures, a professor at Columbia University traces the change in Americans' view of evil over the nation's history from a clear, religious understanding to a perplexed helplessness.

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Andrew Delbanco is the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.
Published October 1, 1995 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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 In a brilliant review of how American writers of the last two centuries have confronted evil by depicting it, Delbanco (Humanities/Columbia Univ.; The Puritan Ordeal, not reviewed) suggests that our postmodern inability to name evil puts us in danger of being dominated by it.

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