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The Story of Satan's Many Struggles, Across the History of Human Existence, to Unshackle the Human Mind, and Open the Gates to Forbidden Knowledge. From the moment of hisfirst emergence as a single spark in the dimness of prehistory, to the more enlightening force into which he evolves across the full span of human existence, Satan, as he now clearly illustrates, has been urging human beings to open their eyes to the world around them, and to continue seeking, with unfettered minds, for ultimate answers, yet to be found. To do so he must struggle against the persistent attempts to stifle that urge by the "spoon feeders," as he calls them, individuals who have insisted, within every age, and often with a bloody fist, that they, and they alone, are the possessors of the only beliefs that every human being should accept and live by, without question. As Satan traces the history of their many attempts to stop human beings from thinking for themselves, he also takes his readers on a search for the ultimate source of all evil in this world. Readers will obviously enter the book with the standard concept of Satan as a supernatural figure of evil. They will leave the book, however, with a better understanding of how such mind-twisting concepts have been used to keep people away from the "forbidden" knowledge that lies beyond the borders of entrenched beliefs.
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William Glasser received his PhD in English, with a minor in Comparative Religions, through the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa, his MA in Creative Writing at the University of Florida, and his BA at Harpur College, part of the SUNY system. Dr. Glasser taught for many years at Williams College, Skidmore College, and Trinity College in Hartford. He was also awarded a Senior Fulbright Lectureship and taught American literature to Austrian students for a year at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Currently, he is President Emeritus of Southern Vermont College. In addition to two books of literary criticism, he has published critical articles, short stories, and poetry in a variety of scholarly and popular journals in the United States, Austria, and South Korea. His last academic book, The Art of Literary Thieving, can be found in the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and fifty other U.S. universities, including many other institutions in Canada, in European countries, and in the Far East (thank you Google).Review:
"Hell Yeah! What a lucky day I was having when I stumbled upon this book. It deserves to become a classic among the freethinking set. C.S. Lewis would be so jealous if he were alive to read this. Screwtape has nothing on Dr. Glasser's erudite Adversary. My copy is destined to become well-worn by lending out." PentopAnger
"No one else has written a book like this! William Glasser has created an original and unusual guided tour through the evolution of myth, superstition, crazy and crazier religions, wild and wilder fantasies, cruelty, war, terror and stupidity. Glasser illuminates the history of the world!" Merrill Joan Gerber
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