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The Resource Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western World, James Boyce

Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western World, James Boyce

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Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western World
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Born bad
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original sin and the making of the Western World
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James Boyce
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eng
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'The purpose of this book is not to defend or condemn the Western creation story, but to challenge the assumption that its influence was ended by science and secularism.' - James Boyce, Born Bad is the latest book from James Boyce, acclaimed author and historian. Boyce traces a history of original sin from Adam and Eve, St Augustine and Martin Luther to Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins. According to original sin, humans are 'born bad' and only God's grace can bring salvation. Although Christianity is on the wane, Boyce explores how these religious ideas of morality still underpin our modern secular society, though we are often not aware of their origins. If today the specific doctrine has all but disappeared (even from the churches), what remains is the distinctive discontent of Western people - the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong. 'Original sin is the Western world's creation story, ' James Boyce writes, in this fascinating sweeping history of a dark and controversial idea
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According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born inherently bad, and only God's grace can bring salvation. In this captivating and controversial book, acclaimed historian James Boyce explores how this centuries-old concept has shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present. Boyce traces a history of original sin from Adam and Eve, St Augustine and Martin Luther to Adam Smith, Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, and explores how each contributed to shaping our conception of "original sin."
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10429124
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Boyce, James
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233.14
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Sin, Original
  • Western countries
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adult
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original sin & the making of the Western world
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Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western World, James Boyce
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Includes bibliographical references (page 206-251) and index
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volume
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text
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000052801617
Dimensions
24 cm.
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v, 260 pages
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9781863956765
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Born bad : original sin and the making of the Western World, James Boyce
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 206-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052801617
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 260 pages
Isbn
9781863956765

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