The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of SatanismThe Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism



This objective reference work will be useful for professionals in many fields and members of the public interested in sorting out the facts from the myths surrounding this controversial subculture.

Author: James R. Lewis

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In the public imagination Satanism is associated with bizarre rituals, perverse hedonistic lifestyles, heavy metal music, immature adolescents acting out, horror movies, and rumors of ritual abuse. But what are the facts behind the urban legends and the "moral panics" that periodically sweep the country regarding this countercultural phenomenon? This authoritative reference work gathers together scholarly studies of Satanism and original source material, focusing on two major aspects—organized religious Satanism and the Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax that was prevalent in the 1980s and early 1990s. The contributors first examine modern Satanism, a decentralized movement whose only coherence is based on certain themes that date back to the writings of Anton Szandor LaVey, especially his Satanic Bible. Among other factors, the authors discuss how the emergence of the Internet as a form of communication has created some coherence among disparate groups through cross-reference. Many articles are devoted to the Satanic Ritual Abuse scare, an erroneous belief in a vast underground network of Satanists who were abusing children. For years members of the law enforcement community and numerous therapists, encouraged by the hype of mass media, bought into this panic. Other topics include the role of the media in the perceptions of Satanism and Satanic Ritual Abuse, juvenile delinquency and Satanism, and police pursuit of satanic crime. The volume concludes with primary source material, including a report from the Ritual Abuse Task Force and selections from current Satanism groups. This objective reference work will be useful for professionals in many fields and members of the public interested in sorting out the facts from the myths surrounding this controversial subculture.

The Encyclopedia of Demons and DemonologyThe Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology



The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism. Edited by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2008. Huysmans,J. K. La-Bas. New York: Dover, 1972. LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible.

Author: Rosemary Guiley

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438131917

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Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

Satanism A Social HistorySatanism A Social History



“Who Serves Satan? A Demographic and Ideological Profile”. Marburg Journal of Religion, vol. 6, no. 2, June 2001, pp. 1–25 [reprinted in James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen (eds.), The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism, cit., ...

Author: Massimo Introvigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004244962

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For the first time, Massimo Introvigne proposes a general social history of Satanism and anti-Satanism, from the French Court of Louis XIV to the Satanic scares of the late 20th century, satanic themes in Black Metal music, the Church of Satan, and beyond.

Speak of the DevilSpeak of the Devil



How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion Joseph P. Laycock. Gilmore, Peter H. “LaVey, Anton Szandor. ... In James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen, eds., The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism.

Author: Joseph P. Laycock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190948504

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In 2013, when the state of Oklahoma erected a statue of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol, a group calling themselves The Satanic Temple applied to erect a statue of Baphomet alongside the Judeo-Christian tablets. Since that time, The Satanic Temple has become a regular voice in national conversations about religious freedom, disestablishment, and government overreach. In addition to petitioning for Baphomet to appear alongside another monument of the Ten Commandments in Arkansas, the group has launched campaigns to include Satanic "nativity scenes" on government property in Florida, Michigan, and Indiana, offer Satanic prayers at a high school football game in Seattle, and create "After School Satan" programs in elementary schools that host Christian extracurricular programs. Since their 2012 founding, The Satanic Temple has established 19 chapters and now claims 100,000 supporters. Is this just a political group perpetuating a series of stunts? Or is it a sincere religious movement? Speak of the Devil is the first book-length study of The Satanic Temple. Joseph Laycock, a scholar of new religious movements, contends that the emergence of "political Satanism" marks a significant moment in American religious history that will have a lasting impact on how Americans frame debates about religious freedom. Though the group gained attention for its strategic deployment of outrage, it claims to have developed beyond politics into a genuine religious movement. Equal parts history and ethnography, Speak of the Devil is Laycock's attempt to take seriously The Satanic Temple's work to redefine religion, the nature of pluralism and religious tolerance, and what "religious freedom" means in America.

Controversial New ReligionsControversial New Religions



In The Devil's Party: Satanism in Modernity, edited by P. Faxneld and J. Aa. Petersen, 145–167. New York: Oxford University Press. Lewis, James R., and Jesper Aagaard Petersen, eds. 2008. The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism.

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199394364

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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 Invention of SatanismThe Invention of Satanism



“Magical Therapy: An Anthropological Investigation of Contemporary Satanism.” In The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism, edited by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen, 445‒477. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. Moriarty, Anthony. 1992.

Author: Asbjorn Dyrendal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190277499

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Satanism is a complex phenomenon that has often been the source of controversy across social and rhetorical contexts. Some consider it the root of all evil. Others see it as a childish form of rebellion or as a misapplication of serious esoteric beliefs and practices. Still others consider it a specific religion or philosophy that serves as a form of personal and collective identity. In The Invention of Satanism, three experts explore Satanism as a contemporary movement that is in continuous dialogue with popular culture, and which provides a breeding ground for other new religious movements. By shifting the focus from mythology to meaning-making, this book examines the invention of Satanism among self-declared religious Satanists. Like all ideologists and believers, Satanists incorporate, borrow, and modify elements from other traditions; the authors investigate how traditional folklore and prior strands of occultism were synthesized by Anton LaVey in his founding of the Church of Satan and creation of the Satanic Bible. Later chapters discuss contemporary Satanist subcultures, demonstrating how Satanism continues to reinvent itself despite its brief history as an organized phenomenon. There are now numerous forms of Satanism with distinctive interpretations of what being a Satanist entails, with some of these new versions deviating more from the historical "mainstream" than others. In this fascinating account of a seemingly arcane and often-feared movement, Dyrendal, Lewis, and Petersen demonstrate that the invention of Satanism is an ongoing, ever-evolving process.

The Devil s PartyThe Devil s Party



Diabolical Authority: Anton LaVey, The Satanic Bible and the Satanist 'Tradition'. Marburg Journal of Religion 7 ... Fit for the Devil: Towards an Understanding of 'Conversion' to Satanism. ... The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism .

Author: Per Faxneld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779239

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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.

Contemporary Religious SatanismContemporary Religious Satanism



He is the co - editor of The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism ( 2008 ) and Controversial New Religions ( 2005 ) with James R. Lewis . His research interests are focused on the construction of tradition and legitimacy in the cultic ...

Author: Jesper Aagaard Petersen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754652866

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Despite the fascinating nature of religious Satanism, it has attracted little scholarship until relatively recently. This book brings together a group of international scholars to produce the first serious book-length study of religious Satanism, presenting a collection that will have wide appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. The first part contains broader studies of influential groups and important aspects of the Satanic milieu, especially regarding historical developments, the construction of tradition and issues of legitimacy. The second part narrows the view to regional variations, especially with studies on Northern and Eastern Europe. The third part consists of primary documents selected for their representational and informational value.

The Oxford Handbook of New Religious MovementsThe Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements



Satanism Today: An Encyclopedia of Religion, Folklore, and Popular Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. Lewis, James R., and Jesper Aagaard Petersen. 2006. The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190466176

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The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements both covers the current state of the field and breaks new ground. Its contributors, drawn form both sociology and religious studies, are leading figures in the study of NRMs.

Eclectic SupernaturalEclectic Supernatural



The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of Satanism. Edited by James R. Lewis and Jesper Aagaard Petersen. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2008. Huysmans, J. K. La-Bas. New York: Dover, 1972. LaVey, Anton Szandor. The Satanic Bible.

Author: Nico Anderson/Nishan

Publisher: Nico Anderson/Nishan

ISBN: 9798627460345

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This book holds knowledge about prominent supernatural beings. This is the book for you if you deal with supernatural beings and need a quick guide to refer to.