distinguished thinker offers an unabashed defense of everyone's
favorite sin, part of Oxford's series on the seven deadlies. Seven
prominent writers were invited to consider the seven deadly sins, and
the result is a series of small, cleverly illustrated, and
scintillating volumes. This series includes the books Gluttony, Envy, Pride, Greed, Sloth, and Anger. The Anger one is by a Buddhist
scholar, for example, and I think that's pretty cool.
beautifully-written, tough, and timeless. Fairlie presents
the Deadly Sins as they manifest themselves in contemporary Western
society and in individual lives. Whether or not one is religious in
orientation (Fairlie characterizes himself as a "reluctant unbeliever")
this book offers a disciplined optimism in suggesting that "the
understanding that we sin is a summons to life." Paperback, 216 pages.
The Seven Deadly Sins : Jewish,
Christian, and Classical Reflections on Human Psychology
by Solomon Schimmel
defines each sin, and then interprets their impact on human character.
The work examines each sin from a classic Greek, Jewish and Christian
perspective, suggesting that psychology must incorporate many of the
ethical and spiritual values of religion and moral philosophy if it is
to effectively address the emotional problems faced by modern men and
women, be they believers or agnostics. Paperback, 312 pages.
Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in
by Dan Savage
has to speak up for the sinners, and syndicated sex columnist Savage
thinks he's the man to do it. Savage organizes his book into seven
chapters, each devoted to one of the deadly sins, arguing that whatever
consenting adults want to do in the privacy of their own homes is their
own business. Savage does a bit of "undercover reporting" for each sin,
checking out a swinger's party for "Lust," visiting Las Vegas for
"Greed" and attending a fat acceptance convention for "Gluttony."
Hardcover, 320 pages.
Capital Sins: Seven Obstacles
to Life and Love
by Gerard P. Weber
A readable and up-to-date process for coming to decisions about crucial
contemporary personal and social questions. Father Gerard Weber
revisits the classic seven capital sins--pride, envy, anger, greed,
gluttony, sloth, and lust--in the interest of "naming, claiming, and
taming" them en route to living the full, loving lives we so desire.
Four Cardinal Virtues
by Josef Pieper
Mercy, Fortitude and Prudence - the Four Cardinal Virtues -
are defined and discussed in an engaging way by the author. Prudence is
seen as the guiding virtue which provides the proper measure of all
virtues. Justice without Mercy is cruelty, Fortitude without Prudence
is foolishness, and so on. A interesting approach to learning more
about essential virtues. Paperback.
Summa Theologiae : A Concise Translation
by Thomas Aquinas, Timothy McDermott (Editor)
Thomas Aquinas, a ground-breaking writer of the 13th century, was one
of the finest theological writers in Western thought. The Summa
examines the nature of sin, evil, and redemption, including the Seven
Heavenly Virtues, and considers a range of human transgressions,
including what are now known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Paperback.
The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (Translator)
is it bihovely thyng to telle whiche been the sevene deedly synnes..."
McCaughrean's accomplished prose version of the medieval classic
contains the lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny stories of the
14th century travelers, including passages directly referencing the
Deadly Sins. Paperback.
Starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow This creepy cinematic treatment of
the Deadly Sins features Pitt and Freeman as detectives tracking down a
serial killer who is trying and executing his victims for each one of
the Sins. David Fincher's (Alien 3) stylish noir thriller
features razor-sharp performances and dark, glittering cinematography.
DVD. Usually ships within 24 hours.
Sacred Origins of Profound
by Charles Panati
A noted expert on the origins of ordinary objects tackles the mysteries
of religion in an enlightening odyssey into the origins of sacred
practices and customs, the reasons for religious holidays, ritualistic
symbols, and more. Read about the origin of sacraments, crucifixion as
punishment, the rosary, and the first mention of Heaven, Hell, Limbo,
and Purgatory. Paperback.
The Inferno of Dante : A New
by Dante Alighieri, translated by Robert Pinsky
Dante's tale of a descent into
hell communicates the horror, despair, and terror of the inferno with
such immediacy, you can almost smell the sulfur and feel the heat from
the rain of fire. Descend into the pit and meet the sinners of each of
the nine circles. Brilliantly translated, with 35 illustrations.
Paperback, 355 pages.
The Concept of Sin
by Josef Pieper, Edward T. Oakes
Readers of his work already know Pieper as an extraordinarily fitting
master in this art of making "the wisdom of the ages" a living reality
today. What emerges from this analysis is the discovery that "the
concept of sin can still serve to unlock the mystery of existence."
Pieper examines the idea that sin is "the willful denial of one’s own
Devil : A Visual Guide to the Demonic, Evil, Scurrilous, and Bad
by Genevieve Morgan (Contributor), Tom Morgan Whether you call him Lucifer,
Satan, Leviathan, Beelzebub, or the Prince of Darkness, the Devil gets
his due in this wickedly entertaining, informative and mysteriously
alluring volume. The Devil is a satanic compendium of angels gone bad,
the flipside to the immensely popular Saints. Over 100 full-color
illustrations. Hardback, 176 pages.
Disordered Loves: Healing the
Seven Deadly Sins
by William S. Stafford
contemporary look at sin and temptation. Stafford explores the
psychological aspects of envy, lust, avarice, gluttony, anger, dispair,
and pride, and offers sacramental remedies rooted in Christian
tradition. Provides readers with a contemporary language for talking
about sin and temptation. Paperback, 141 pages.
Travellers' Guide to Hell: Don't Leave This World Without It
by Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls
This is the finest and most accurate tourists' guide to the
netherworld, updated to include all Hades' must-see sights that you
won't want to miss as your flesh is eternally consumed in agonozing
hellfire. This is also the first book to mention this website (right
there on page 6!), and for that reason alone I urge you to order