The Dark Side of the Soul Paperback

Exploring Sin Today

by Stephen Cherry;


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The Dark Side of the Soul

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'Sin' is an old-fashioned word for some startlingly contemporary problems. Far from being about fishnet tights and seedy Soho brothels, it's about the financial scandals that have rocked our world, and most of the ills that beset us today. In Sin: A User's Guide, the author explains and illustrates the 'Seven Deadly Sins' with contemporary examples. In clear and accessible language, he shows that the traditional Christian concept of sin is a vital tool in understanding what is wrong with human beings. Far from leading people into a guilt-trap, 'sin' is a healthy and truthful word that can help to set us free. Human beings are neither intrinsically evil nor congenitally inclined to virtue, but many of the problems and predicaments that trouble us today can be better understood, and more effectively resolved, if their deeper roots are taken into account. In this fresh interpretation, the author shows that, for example, our economic problems, and our fixation on financial criteria in decision-making, can be understood through the twin lenses of avarice and lust.
Our obsessive busyness is a manifestation of sloth; and our desire to control, and our perfectionism, are outworkings of spiritual pride. Crucially, although sin is an important and necessary word for people to understand and come to terms with, it is never, in the Christian worldview, the last word.

The Dark Side of the Soul by Stephen Cherry was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in February 2016 and is our 59242nd best seller. The ISBN for The Dark Side of the Soul is 9781472900814.

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Page last updated 5th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (February 2016)
Weight315g
Number of Pages240
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9781472900814
ISBN-101472900812
Product Code4343161
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