diabology

diabology

(ˌdaɪəˈbɒlədʒɪ) or

diabolology

n
the study of the devil or devilsdoctrine or beliefs concerning the devil

diabology, diabolology

1. the study of the devil.
2. devil lore.
See also: Devil
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The ideological critique of the myth of Satan, which begins with Voltaire and culminates in Paine, underlies Blake's transformation of Christian diabology in The Marriage.
In addition to redefining Christian diabology as myth, Paine follows Voltaire and assimilates it to pagan tradition: the war in heaven, Paine claims, derives from the Greek myth of the Titanomachia.
The controversial biblical scholarship of Alexander Geddes, published extensively by Joseph Johnson from 1781 to 1797, called into question the scriptural basis of Christian diabology.
In the subsequent passages, Blake's reworking of Christian diabology in Paradise Lost and the Bible becomes even more iconoclastic, producing shock effects reminiscent of the handling of biblical myth in The Age of Reason.