Excerpt from The Open Court, Vol. 44: Devoted to the Science of Religion, the Religion of Science, and the Extension of the Religious Parliament Idea; June, 1930
HE tradition of the devil-compact took deep roots in popular fancy as well as in Catholic belief. It loomed up in ... the tenth century as the vital point of a legend and gathered around itself an enormous material. In the form of the Theophilus-legend, which, in the sixteenth century, merged into the Faust - myth, it entered the literatures of all European countries and formed the subject of poem and play, novel and short story, throughout the civilized world for full thousand years.
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