Dean writes new book on sin
King's Dean, The Reverend Dr Stephen Cherry, has written a new book on sin. The Dark Side of the Soul discusses six clusters of vice as an alternative way to imagining the territory of the deadly sins.
Stephen argues that although the traditional list of deadly sins is no longer of much help to people, it is a mistake to dismiss entirely the idea that some attitudes, habits or even pleasures are more harmful than we realise. While his book does explore the traditional sins like greed and lust, it also explores more contemporary ills like perfectionism, the desire for control and certainty.
Published by Bloomsbury, The Dark Side of the Soul is a follow-up to Stephen’s 2012 book which explores how people cope in the aftermath of shattering harm. Healing Agony: Re-imagining Forgiveness has recently been shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize for contemporary theological writing.