Greed

Greed : The Seven Deadly Sins

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In this highly successful series seven prominent scholars offer a "mediation on temptation" for each of the seven deadly sins. In Greed, Phyllis Tickle argues that it is through an engagement with greed and our current, popular absorption with its consequences, that morality most obviously and broadly is being re-configured and re-introduced into formal religion. In other words, while greed may be the deadliest of the seven, it ironically enough may also be the first to revitalize us.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 124 x 180 x 18mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 8 halftone plates; halftone frontispiece
  • 0195156609
  • 9780195156607
  • 733,605

Review quote

'Simon Blackburn on lust and Joseph Epstein on envy have produced little classics: written, researched and argued exemplarily, they take their topics seriously but discuss them with elegance and humour as well as insight. Francine Prose on gluttony joins them at the top of the list with a kind and thoughtful meditation.' * A.C. Graylin, Financial Times Magazine * She brings a remarkable lightness of touch to an audacious review of 2,000 years of western history * Julian Baggini, The Guardian (Review) *show more

About Phyllis Tickle

Phyllis A. Tickle frequently appears on PBS's "Religion & Ethics News Weekly," The Hallmark Channel, and National Public Radio. She is the author of some two dozen books, including the forthcoming The Night Hours and the three-volume The Divine Hours, a set of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer. One of the nation's leading experts and commentators on religion in America, Tickle was the religion editor for Publishers Weekly from 1991 to 1996 and a contributing editor until 2004. She lives inshow more

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