August 14, 2015 – Original Sin & the Western World

My guest on this program is historian James Boyce, author of Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World. The book explores how the centuries-old concept of original sin has shaped the Western view of human nature, right up to the present. He explores how many historical figures have contributed to the idea, and he argues that despite marked declines in church attendance in recent years, religious ideas of morality still very much underpin our modern secular society.

Other Books:
1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia
Van Diemen’s Land