From Seth to Satan – Evil in the Ancient Near East

Joanne Backhouse and Michael Tunnicliffe

This course will examine how the concept of evil is developed and personified in ancient Egypt and the Bible.

The gods Seth and Aphosis will be consider from the Egyptian pantheon, both key figures in the maintenance of the Egyptian cosmos. Wisdom texts illustrate the guiding principles by which the Egyptians sought to live, demonstrating the concepts of good and evil.

By contrast the figure of Satan only appears three times in the Old Testament but is much more prominent in the New. How did this change come about and what images did the biblical writers draw on for their concept of an evil force at odds with God? How did later theologians and artists develop these ideas?

Recommended reading:

Day: Saturday 9 November 2019        Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester  M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 n/a 6 30

Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to one of the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact one of the lecturers for further particulars.
Contact details:
Dr Joanne Backhouse, 42 Urmson Road, Wallasey, Merseyside  CH45 7LG
email:   phone: 07724 947963
Michael Tunnicliffe, 5 St Georges Way, Northwich  CW9 8XG
email:  phone: 01606 42116

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire