From the Dualist Gnosis to the Imaginary Literature on the Devil. Review for the volume “Imaginea nefratelui in literatura”, author Simona-Maria Drelciuc, Lumen Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 2015 | Antonio SANDU
Abstract: This paper represents an excellent overview of the censorship of the European collective imaginary, challenged as stranger of the one that is different, of the non-brother identified eventually as Satan.
In the vision of the author Simona Maria Drelciuc, the Devil is the existential pole of the medieval imaginary, a fundamental cultural mark, “catalyst of the European civilization” (Drelciuc, 2015). This bringing into attention of the image of the non-brother allows us to reflect on the European civilization, of religious nature, and of “cultural periphery placement” of the Christian moral values such as love, tolerance etc.
Keywords: book review, European collective imaginary, Devil, Lumen Publishing House, Imaginea nefratelui în literature, Simona-Maria Drelciuc.
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