Dallas G Denery II
Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College

Dallas G Denery II is associate professor of history and chair of the history department at Bowdoin College in Maine. His latest book is The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment (2015).

Written by Dallas G Denery II

From the Great BIble, St Jerome edition, 1405-1415. Courtesy the British Library

Essay/
History of ideas
Can God lie?

Until the Scientific Revolution, God’s power included a licence to deceive. How did science make an honest man of Him?

Dallas G Denery II