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nigra-lux:  DORÉ, Gustave (1832-1883) War in heaven (Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost), detail1866EngravingEd. Orig. Lic. Ed.

nigra-lux: DORÉ, Gustave War in heaven (Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost), Orig.

Satan is cast out the hill of Heaven and is cast in Hell’s canyons (Illustration for John Milton’s Paradise Lost) 1866

The Christian biblical canon was not fixed until the fourth century.This task was undertaken by the Roman Church under Constantine, primarily by Augustine of Hippo. Augustine deviated from the apostles teaching and he introduced gnosticism and pagan.

Gustave Dore, "Depiction of Satan in Paradise Lost" (ca. 1866)

Whatever the metaphysical position of the devil may be, in psychological reality evil is an effective, not to say menacing, limitation of goodness, so that it is no exaggeration to assume that in t…

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