The last essay in Dorothy Sayers’ The Whimsical Christian begins this way: “It is notorious that one of the great difficulties about writing a book or a play about the Devil is to prevent that character from stealing the show.” In many ways, to speak of evil is easier than to speak of what is good. Even though evil is supposed to be precisely the “lack” of a good, something solid surrounds it when we confront it.
Evil always has something “personal” hovering about it. Concerning the Devil, the apostle James simply advises us “to resist him and he will flee from

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