The History of the Devil charts the evolution of the idea of a supreme embodiment of evil from the time of the ancient gods to the present day. Beginning with the early days of religion, where there was no straight distinction between good and evil, The History of the Devil charts the birth of the idea. It was the philosopher Zoroaster who first put forward the notion of simplifying the many different gods into two - one good and one evil. The idea made its way into Islam and Judaism, and flowed through into Christianity. This fascinating and informative story is told through archaeological facts, paintings and interviews with academics, historians and church members.