Deliver Us from Evil
Interpreting the Redemption from the Power
of Satan in New Testament Theology

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testmant, No. 216

By Richard H. Bell
December 2007
Mohr Siebeck
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ISBN: 9783161494529
462 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4"
$187.50 Hardcover

The author develops a theory of myth which does justice not only to the world of narrative but also to the mysteries of the physical world . He does this by building on the phenomenal distinction as introduced by Kant and further developed by Schopenhauer.

He then applies the resulting theory of myth to two seemingly disparate examples of redemption from Satan found in the New Testament: first, the exorcisms of Jesus; secondly, the redemption of the human being from the power of Satan through the cross and resurrection of Christ as found in the Pauline tradition and in the letter to the Hebrews.

Then the author makes an attempt to relate these two forms of redemption to each other and to draw some conclusions as to how these myths of deliverance from Satan can be considered true. This can lead not only to an enrichment of New Testament Theology but also to a greater understanding of the world in which we live.


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