The History of the Devil (2007)

Lucifer, Beelzebub, The Beast, Satan - He has been called many names and taken many strange different forms over the ages. So where does the concept of the traditional evil come from?


Greg Moodie


Daniel Diehl, Dave Flitton (script)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Robb David Robb ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Wright Tom Wright ... Himself, retired reverend, Bishop of Durham
Lionel Fanthorpe Lionel Fanthorpe ... Himself, author, reverend
Helen K. Bond Helen K. Bond ... Herself, Dr., University of Edinburgh (as Helen Bond)
Nicholas Baker-Brian Nicholas Baker-Brian ... Himself, Dr., Cardiff University
Richard Holloway Richard Holloway ... Himself, retired reverend, Bishop of Edinburgh
Tom Webster Tom Webster ... Himself, Dr., University of Edinburgh
Helen Nicholson Helen Nicholson ... Herself, Dr., Cardiff University
Julian Goodare Julian Goodare ... Himself, Dr., University of Edinburgh
Anton LaVey Anton LaVey ... Himself, founder, Church of Satan (archive footage)
John Allee John Allee ... Himself, reverend, First Church of Satan
Lillee Allee Lillee Allee ... Herself, First Church of Satan
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Gareth Brandl Gareth Brandl ... Himself, Lt. Col., US Marine Corps (archive footage)
Lauren Powell Lauren Powell ... Actor


The History of the Devil goes back to the ancient Middle East, even before the Old Testament to find the roots of Satan. The answer is in the ancient Mesopotamia. In Zoroastrianism it was believed that the all-knowing good God was Ahura Mazda, the one Uncreated Creator, and Ahriman was his antithesis, the God of chaos, the dark and evil one. Probably the bases of these teachings like heaven and hell, good and evil were transferred to the other monotheistic religions. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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2007 (Australia) See more »

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