Sunday, March 13, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 6 -- Satan

by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Started: March 7
Finished: March 13

Notes: It might seem here I'm still dealing with Christian apologetics, but I'm not, as this author, though a Christian lecturer and educator and much more, was not necessarily an apologist. No, here I'm more interested in the subject matter from a literary point of view, as I've always found Satan an intriguing literary character, aside from any potential reality of the actual being. Though this little book from 1909 won't focus upon Satan as a literary figure, it can still provide a viewpoint of the character.

Mini review: Most of this was what is today fairly common protestant beliefs, though it wasn't quite so mainstream when this book was published. Here the focus was upon Satan's mission to try and conquer God while tempting mankind. Again, fairly typical stuff. There were a few interesting tidbits here and there, such as the author's viewpoint of God as an artist, but otherwise most Christian readers won't find much new here. However, I suppose they might find some affirmation here.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

in a similar vein, I've been watching the new TV series, Lucifer.