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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


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 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


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 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 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


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