Born Bad Paperback

Original Sin and the Making of the Western World

by James Boyce;

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Born Bad

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Despite its declining popularity among Christians, the belief that we are all innately sinful retains a firm grip on Western consciousness and culture - even in the writings of avowed atheists such as Marx, Freud and Richard Dawkins.According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born bad and only God's grace can bring salvation.

In this captivating book, acclaimed historian James Boyce shows how these ideas have shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present.

The legacy of original sin takes many forms, including the distinctive discontent of Western people - the feelings of guilt and inadequacy associated not with doing wrong, but with being wrong.

As well as an innovative history of Christianity, Boyce offers new insights into the making of the West. Born Bad traces a fascinating journey from Adam and Eve all the way to Adam Smith and Richard Dawkins in this sweeping story of a controversial idea and its remarkable influence.

Born Bad by James Boyce was published by SPCK in April 2016 and is our 34638th best seller. The ISBN for Born Bad is 9780281076024.

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Details for Born Bad

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (April 2016)
Number of Pages272
Thickness234 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4379633
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