Between The Monster And The Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition

Between The Monster And The Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition

by Richard Holloway
     
 

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Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don’t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new book

Overview

Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don’t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colourful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology and literature, Holloway shows us how we can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847673978
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Publication date:
08/21/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
613 KB

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Meet the Author

Richard Holloway is the former Bishop of Edinburgh and the author of Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity, Godless Morality: Keeping Religion Out of Ethics, and On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?


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