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Paths into the Twentieth Century

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the emergence of the “Church of Satan,” an organization openly appropriating the attributed stereotype of the Satanist that was founded by Anton Szandor LaVey in 1966. ... More


Tribulations of the Early Church

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing especially on the Church of Satan and the biography of Anton Szandor LaVey, this chapter explores the further history of the new religion of Satanism up to approximately the end of the ... More


The Age of Satan: Satanic Sex and the Black Mass, from Fantasy to Reality

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the rise of modern Satanism and the transformation of the Satanic fantasy of the Black Mass from a terrifying Christian nightmare into a practical reality beginning in the 1960s ... More


Sources, Sects, and Scripture: The Book of Satan in The Satanic Bible

Eugene V. Gallagher

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the contexts of production and reception related to the most popular and recognized book on Satanism today, Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible. Through a thorough compositional ... More


Dark Forces: Contemporary Satanism and Black Magic

Nevill Drury

in Stealing Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Modern Western Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199750993
eISBN:
9780199894871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199750993.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

If we are to understand the nature of contemporary Satanism, it is vital to consider the occult philosophy of the Church of Satan (founded by Anton LaVey in San Francisco in 1966) and its successor, ... More


Hidden Persuaders and Invisible Wars: Anton LaVey and Conspiracy Culture

Asbjørn Dyrendal

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses a long neglected dimension of Anton LaVey's work, namely his ambiguous play with conspiracy theories. Through a close reading of two texts, two major strands of conspiracy ... More


Categorizing Modern Satanism: An Analysis of LaVey’s Early Writings

Amina Olander Lap

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter is a thematic reading of several core texts authored by the Church of Satan's high priest, Anton LaVey. By looking closely at the anthropology found in The Satanic Bible, The Satanic ... More


The Satanic Bible

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Satanic Bible is the key text of Satanism, but it is rarely presented more than in passing. This chapter gives an overview and extended analysis of style, content, and organization of the four ... More


The Carnival of Dr. LaVey: Articulations of Transgression in Modern Satanism

Jesper Aagaard Petersen

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter follows the theme of transgression from Anton LaVey and into the plurality of expressions and practices in the satanic milieu today. Questioning any simple correspondence between modern ... More


The Satanic Reformation: How TST Is Changing the Way We Talk About Satanism

Joseph P. Laycock

in Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk about Religion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190948498
eISBN:
9780190948528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Members of The Satanic Temple have presented themselves as “nice” Satanists who advance the values of compassion and social justice. This move has earned them scorn from some more traditional Satanic ... More


The Age of Satanism: Anton Lavey and the Church of Satan

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter deals with the history of Satanism in America. It examines claims of possible forerunners in the form of the Ophite Cultus Satanas, but concentrates on the period framed by the ... More


The Invention of Satanism

Asbjorn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book gives an introduction to the history and sociology of Satanism. The first part shows briefly how Satanism, a term of accusation, came to be a term of positive, self-designated religious ... More


Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Ruben van Luijk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Satanism adopts Satan, the Judeo-Christian representative of evil, as an object of veneration. This book explores the historical origins of this extraordinary “antireligion.” While the concept of ... More


Little Nicky Grows Up?

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen

in The Invention of Satanism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780195181104
eISBN:
9780190277505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181104.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

An online survey of self-identified Satanists was conducted in 2000‒2001. Eight years later, from June through December 2009, a comparable online survey of 300 Satanists was carried out. However, ... More


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