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Seven: The Deadly Sins and The Beattitudes - eBook
Zondervan / 2008 / ePub
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In "Seven: The Deadly Sins and the Beatitudes," author and philosophy professor Jeff Cook takes a close look at these two seemingly paradoxical lists. Comparing the seven deadly sins and the beatitudes we see two offers--one that leads to life, and the other to death. Sin may make a strong case, but only following Jesus and His teaching will bring true happiness and fulfillment.
Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the author of Seven: The Deadly Sins and the Beatitudes. He pastors Atlas Church and longs to front a funk band again. He lives with his wife and two sons in Greeley, Colorado.
The seven deadly sins and the New Testaments seven beatitudes spoken by Jesus play against each other in this philosophy professors first book. Although both the beatitudes and the seven deadly sins are well-mined territory, the contribution of this book is the curious way they serve as foils for one another. They are two realities, each vying for our affection. Cook offers unique pairings throughoutenvy and the mourner, gluttony and the persecuted, for exampleas well as discussion that goes far beyond platitude and easy explanation. Greed isnt about money, Cook says, but about accumulation; mercy, conversely, is breathing out. Lust is a substitute for real life, while purity is about freedom. Readers will find new ways to think about sin and its summons into a dead life, as well as the beatitudes and their invitation to life. Cook overwrites occasionally, making readers decipher his meaning, but overall he creates a unique comparison between living a life of hell and living a life of heaven. Study questions are provided. (Sept.)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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