Sunday Forum: “The Seven Deadly Sins — How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era”

Presented by David Salomon

The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era. Written by David Salomon, this book builds on the work of Gregory the Great to explain each of the so-called seven deadly sins: pride, lust, anger, gluttony, avarice, envy, and sloth. Each chapter provides a close look at the origins and history of that individual sin, concluding with a section on contemporary applications of the idea and a case study. The central argument is that the concept of sin has been integral to the development of Western society, including not only political and religious history but also in extensive aspects of popular culture in the twenty-first century. The broader but significant issue of intention versus action permeates the study.


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