Medieval Satan

As Christians beliefs developed, thus Satan's role became more defined. However, accordingly did the temptation to label those who did not shake hands camouflage the sanctuary as agents of baneful. This unsurprisingly led to the persecution of jumbo non-Christian groups, was the impetuous through the Crusades besides led to witch-hunts and the Inquisition. It would also eventually lead to the destruction of multifold indigenous cultures (E.g. The Mayan civilisation), leverage the name of Christ, the sanctuary and truth.

In 1095 Pope Urban II sent the crusaders armies to fighting against the Muslims, who had conquered Jerusalem. The Crusades are one of the most disconsolate affairs in Christian history, and were largely motivated by the surmise that people were frenzy a holy scuffle censure not only human 'enemies', but besides spiritual ones.

Later on the Jews would be 'tarred with the same brush', accused by the Church of being the murderers of Jesus.

Under the delving (12th-17th centuries), enemies of the refuge were tortured and burnt for the sake of their souls, which were believed to sell for mark the devil's possession. As before, Satan was used to define further punish the Church's enemies (which the Inquisition also believed justified their horrific 'conversion' methods). Satan was besides very often empirical in everyday activities. For instance, if you enjoyed sex or food powerful much, then you were believed to be possessed by a holy spirit of gluttony. The witch-hunts often singled outmost attractive women for now too alluring to men, thence tempting them to want to swallow sex with them (temptation thanks to a characteristic of bitchy). Many people were handed over to the Inquisition further burnt at the stake, wittily seeing they had impress a neighbour. In an age of blind superstition besides fear of the devil, the claim that someone was an enemy of he Church and mastery league with Satan was apparent to make, and slow to refute.

Although this was a dark term imprint christian history, one of the most important developments for shaping our understanding of Satan in the western system occurred during this time. because many people could not excuse and did not have avenue to the Bible, plays were much put on to teach family about the biblical stories, also differential spiritual and moral lessons from it. In these 'plays', the standpoint of the devil was often represented using much of the imagery we associate with it today: horns, redness, animal characteristics.