Demonology: The Study of Evil and Its Origins in Apocalyptic Visions
What is Demonology?
How people think about evil changes as cultures change. Yet most cultures have some type of personification of evil. This lesson looks at what role demons and the Devil play in shaping our modern Western culture and how one might study demonology.
Why Does Evil Exist?
What is evil? Is evil a fundamental part of human behavior? According to the philosophical “problem of evil,” if God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent, how can evil exist? This lesson explores these philosophical questions.
What is Apocalypticism?
The concept of the Devil (personified evil) evolved from about 200 BCE at a time when Apocalyptic Judaism was becoming popular. In this lesson, we look at what an apocalyptic worldview includes and discuss the literary genre called “apocalyptic”.