Crooked men in a crooked world

(Photo by Paul Randall, Wikimedia Commons)

“There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile.” — British nursery rhyme So I’m reading Alan Jacobs’ new book, Original Sin: A Cultural History, and several thoughts about human will and intention crisscross my mind: 1. The idea that our heart — in the classic sense, the seat of our intellect and will — is by nature corrupt or prone to corruption is not something that people easily accept. Jacobs covers the clashes generated by the idea since Augustine and even dips back … [Read more...]


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