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7 deadly sins : a very partial list

Author: Aviad M Kleinberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With intellectual insight and deadpan humor, Kleinberg deftly guides the reader through Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman thoughts on sin. Each chapter weaves the past into the present and examines unchanging human passions and the deep cultural shifts in the way we make sense of them."-inside back jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aviad M Kleinberg
ISBN: 9780674031418 0674031415
OCLC Number: 226291748
Description: 192 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The lizard's tail --
Sin for beginners --
Sloth : acedia --
Envy : invidia --
Lust : luxuria --
Gluttony : gula --
Greed : avaritia --
Anger : ira --
Pride : superbia --
Self-righteousness --
Advanced sin.
Other Titles: Péchés capitaux.
Seven deadly sins
Responsibility: Aviad Kleinberg ; translated by Susan Emanuel in collaboration with the author.

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There is no society without right and wrong. There is no society without sin. But every culture has its own favorite list of trespasses. Perhaps the most influential of these was drawn up by the  Read more...
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"Commit the oldest sins the newest kinds of ways" William Shakespeare "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good." Gordon Gekko in Wall Street "I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed Read more...

 
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