Kushner – How good do we have to be?


296.7 KUS

Personal Author:
Kushner, Harold S.
How good do we have to be? : a new understanding of guilt and forgiveness / Harold S. Kushner.
1st ed.
Publication info:
Boston : Little, Brown & Co., 1996.
Physical description:
p. cm.
Shows how human life is too complex for anyone to live it without making mistakes, and why we need not fear the loss of God’s love when we are less than perfect.  Kushner begins by offering a radically new interpretation of the story of Adam and Eve, which he sees as a tale of Paradise Outgrown rather than Paradise Lost: eating from the Tree of Knowledge was not an act of disobedience, but a brave step forward toward becoming human, complete with the richness of work, sexuality and child-rearing, and a sense of our mortality.
Title subject:
Bible Genesis, III–Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject term:
Subject term:
Good and evil.
Subject term:
Self-esteem–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Perfection–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Guilt–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Forgiveness–Religious aspects.
Subject term:
Religious addiction–Controversial literature.
0316519332 (pbk.)

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