Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition

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Canongate, 2009 - Philosophy - 200 pages
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Being human isn’t easy. Consciousness and free will give control over life, but the mind is an unpredictable place. People are susceptible to forces that are not fully understood. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colorful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology, and literature, Holloway shows us how to stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.

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About the author (2009)

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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