L'anima; Il diavolo e L'inferno [The Soul, the Devil and Hell]. New York: Casa ed. del Martello, 1924.

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L'anima; Il diavolo e L'inferno [The Soul, the Devil and Hell]. New York: Casa ed. del Martello, 1924.

Description

The preface by Carlo Tresca sets up the themes of the work: that believers think the soul is immortal, that there is an "eternal world" that he deems "horrible" in which believers are supposed to - according to his usual enemies, the priests - both suffer pain and experience happiness from a "gruff but good God."

Professor Villa, in Part I of this wide-ranging philosophical tract, looks at the soul and the doctrine of immortality, which, he says, allows believers to ignore the injustices of this world because of their focus on the next.

TTS (whose real name I do not know), in Part II, traces the meaning and history of the devil. The author asked himself as a child, "Why did God create the Devil?"

In the longest section of this work, Part III, Alete Dal Canto (b. Roma 1883 - d. Roma 1968) traces the idea of Hell, which he says, is as old as the mountains, in Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Chinese and other cultures.

Creator

A. Villa
Carlo Tresca
TTS
Alete Dal Canto

Publisher

Casa ed. del Martello

Date

1924

Format

18.5 x 12.25cm; 133 p.

Language

Italian

Citation

A. Villa et al., “L'anima; Il diavolo e L'inferno [The Soul, the Devil and Hell]. New York: Casa ed. del Martello, 1924.,” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed December 6, 2022, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/366.

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