It wasn't entirely satisfieing. But a really good read. I wouldn't call it a fun read as much as a dry read (much like dry humor).
I was astonished to learned of the origin and evolution of some of the gospels in this book.
I was only dissapointed with the book because i thought it was going to be MORE about the origin of the idea of Satan, the devil and his demons. I was also hoping for some of that scientific, empirical anti, about how the experiences people have with demons and evil forces are actually this or that. This was not Pagels' aim.
Her aim rested on showing how Satan has been thrown about by the Christians (and Muslims) more than anyone else before them. How the Christians akin any singular non-believer to be demon possesed along with anything that comes from their words or deeds.

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