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A history of sin : its evolution to today and beyond

Author: John Portmann
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces changing conceptions of sin through history and analyzes the role that sin, and our understanding of it, plays society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Portmann
ISBN: 9780742558137 0742558134
OCLC Number: 487086429
Description: 239 s
Contents: Sin fatigue : the dilution and demotion of sin --
Atonement fatigue --
Catholic masturbation and modern science --
Virginity : almost a sin? --
Modern sins --
The sins of our fathers : paying for affirmative action --
The best we can do

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In this highly-readable volume, Portmann traces changing conceptions of sin though history and analyzes the role that sin, and our understanding of it, plays in today's society.  Read more...

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In this most original and thought-provoking book, Portmann persuasively shows that humans will always sin, though they may attempt to decrease the number and the seriousness of such sins. A Read more...

 
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