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Desperately Wicked: Philosophy, Christianity and the Human Heart, PATRICK DOWNEY

Author:    PATRICK DOWNEY

Title:   Desperately Wicked: Philosophy, Christianity and the Human Heart

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Intervarsity Press March 2009

ISBN Number:    083082894X / 9780830828944

Seller ID:   20090922162258

What is the human heart like? Theologians and philosophers have attempted to address this question, not just in the abstract, but concretely in personal, as well as social and political, dimensions. Patrick Downey explores the biblical writings of Genesis and the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah, the Greek tragedies, Plato, Aristotle, and political philosophers--such as Rousseau, Hobbes, Nietzsche and Rene Girard--to seek answers to this profound question. Recognizing our resistance to know the truth about our own hearts, Downey calls his readers to join with these thinkers in the search for truth and serious self-reflection. Not for the faint of heart, this book courageously addresses the most foundational question of our existence as individuals in community. What is the nature of the human heart and can we, will we, know it?

Price = 18.00 USD



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