The Conceptualization of the Devil and the Dynamics of the Religious Field

Păduraru, Mircea (Articol)

“The present article analyses the reasons why under the word Devil there are so many different meanings and it tries to understand the reflexes, the attitudes and the influences that determine the construction of the Devil concept by the religious persons. It is argued here that the personal idea of Devil is in fact a pragmatic synthesis between various influences of the most important players from within the religious field (Church, prophet, sorcerer) and some objective, contextual data.”

Cuvinte cheie: Devil narrative, ethnological discourse, priest, religious field, and sorcerer

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2015, nr. 1-2, p. 151-158