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Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven Deadly Sins
Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven Deadly Sins by Robert C. Solomon 0742508455 9780742508453
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Wicked Pleasures: Meditations on the Seven Deadly Sins by Robert C. Solomon

The seven deadly sins have provided gossip, amusement, and the plots of morality plays for nearly fifteen hundred years. In Wicked Pleasures, well-known philosopher, business ethicist, and admitted sinner Robert C. Solomon brings together a varied group of contributors for a new look at the old catalogue of sins. Solomon introduces the sins as a group, noting their popularity and pervasiveness. From the formation of the canon by Pope Gregory the Great, the seven have survived the sermonizing of the Reformation, the Inquisition, the Enlightenment, the brief French reign of supreme reason, the apotheoses of capitalism, communism, secular humanism and postmodernism, the writings of numerous rabbis and evangelical moralists, two series in the New York Times, and several bad movies. Taking their cue from this remarkable history, the contributors, including Thomas Pynchon, allowed one sin apiece, provide a non-sermonizing and relatively light-hearted romp through the domain of the deadly seven.

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 174

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: 2000-12-20

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ISBN: 0742508455


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