Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 1997

320 Pages | 14 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195119459

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Jewish, Christian, and Classical Reflections on Human Psychology

Solomon Schimmel

Weaving his argument around the seven deadly sins, Solomon Schimmel explains why psychology must incorporate many of the values of religion if it is to effectively address the emotional problems faced by modern men and women, be they believers or not. Drawing on the psychological insights of the Bible, Aristotle, Maimonides, Aquinas, and Shakespeare, among others, he illuminates the relationship between virtue and psychological well-being and vice and emotional distress. This insightful and fascinating work urges us to master our passions rather than be enslaved by them so that we can become more humane and build a happier, caring society.


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