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Disturbed almost beyond measure by the increasing violence and permissiveness in our society, the noted psychoanalyst Karl Menninger cudgelled his brain to find a solution, and he has written a new proposal to treat the current social disorders. The new proposal, however, is a return to the theological doctrine of sin and self-punishment, penitence, and an overt acknowledgment that the sins listed in the Bible are still sins. This point of view of the author does not represent so marked a reversal to the religious exhortations that characterized Tolstoi and others who embraced Christian gospels as they got older. His
What Ever Happened to Sin?. Ann Intern Med. ;81:571–572. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-571
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):571-572.
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