Facing the Fiend
Satan as a Literary Character
by Eva Marta Baillie
A wide-ranging examination of the character of Satan through his literary manifestations, suggesting that this theologically problematic figure is best understood through his narrative role in myth and storytelling.
Chapter 1: Is Satan Evil?
Understanding Satan as a character requires the introduction of a context in which the character operates. Our search for Satan’s dwelling place takes us to different areas of definition and interpretation, but the most fundamental question at this point is the relationship between Satan and evil. The question of whether the character of Satan is evil or not cannot be answered readily, since the problem is twofold: like any character, Satan has many layers and describing him… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!