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History of Sin: How It All Began

Tracking the seven deadly sins—from their Egyptian roots and influence on the arts to their debut in blockbuster films and iPhone apps
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Monks living in the desert in Egypt identify eight thoughts that weaken their devotion. Talking Back, a book by Roman monk Evagrius of Pontus, instructs monks on how to fight gluttony, lust, love of money, sadness, anger, listlessness, vainglory and pride.

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