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The Resource The devil wins : a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, Dallas G. Denery II

The devil wins : a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, Dallas G. Denery II

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The devil wins : a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
Title
The devil wins
Title remainder
a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Dallas G. Denery II
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is it ever acceptable to lie? This question plays a surprisingly important role in the story of Europe's transition from medieval to modern society. According to many historians, Europe became modern when Europeans began to lie-that is, when they began to argue that it is sometimes acceptable to lie. This popular account offers a clear trajectory of historical progression from a medieval world of faith, in which every lie is sinful, to a more worldly early modern society in which lying becomes a permissible strategy for self-defense and self-advancement. Unfortunately, this story is wrong. F
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EBLCP
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1964-
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Denery, Dallas G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Label
The devil wins : a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, Dallas G. Denery II
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; The Devil Wins; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Is It Ever Acceptable to Lie?; PART ONE: Theologians Ask the Question; CHAPTER ONE. The Devil; Six Days and Two Sentences Later; The Devil and the Lie; Making Sense of Genesis 1, 2, and 3; The Devil's Lie from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages; The Devil's Lie from the Middle Ages to the Reformation; The Prince of This World; From Satan's Stratagems to Human Nature; CHAPTER TWO. God; Can God Lie?; On Lions, Fishhooks, and Mousetraps; Divine Deception and the Sacrament of Truth
  • Luther, Calvin, and the Hidden GodRené Descartes, Pierre Bayle, and the End of Divine Deception; CHATER THREE. Human Beings; Every Lie Is a Sin; Every Sin Is a Lie; Biblical Liars; Augustine among the Scholastics; Institutional Transformations; Equivocation, Mental Reservation, and Amphibology; From Pascal to Augustine and Beyond; PART TWO: Courtiers and Women Ask the Question; CHAPTER FOUR. Courtiers; Flatterers, Wheedlers, and Gossipmongers; Early Modern Uncertainty and Deception; Uncertainty and Skepticism in the Medieval Court; Entangled in Leviathan's Loins
  • Christine de Pizan and Just HypocrisyFrom Lies to Civility; Bernard Mandeville and the World Lies Built; CHAPTER FIVE. Women; Lessons about Lies; All about Eve, All about Women; The Biology of Feminine Deceit; Christine de Pizan, Misogyny, and Self-Knowledge; All Men Are Liars; Madeleine de Scudéry, the Salon, and the Pleasant Lie; CONCLUSION: The Lie Becomes Modern; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn894790126
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (347 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852079
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
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  • 8cb0e5b0-693a-4a60-888b-be4d922c1cdf
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894790126
Label
The devil wins : a history of lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, Dallas G. Denery II
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; The Devil Wins; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Is It Ever Acceptable to Lie?; PART ONE: Theologians Ask the Question; CHAPTER ONE. The Devil; Six Days and Two Sentences Later; The Devil and the Lie; Making Sense of Genesis 1, 2, and 3; The Devil's Lie from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages; The Devil's Lie from the Middle Ages to the Reformation; The Prince of This World; From Satan's Stratagems to Human Nature; CHAPTER TWO. God; Can God Lie?; On Lions, Fishhooks, and Mousetraps; Divine Deception and the Sacrament of Truth
  • Luther, Calvin, and the Hidden GodRené Descartes, Pierre Bayle, and the End of Divine Deception; CHATER THREE. Human Beings; Every Lie Is a Sin; Every Sin Is a Lie; Biblical Liars; Augustine among the Scholastics; Institutional Transformations; Equivocation, Mental Reservation, and Amphibology; From Pascal to Augustine and Beyond; PART TWO: Courtiers and Women Ask the Question; CHAPTER FOUR. Courtiers; Flatterers, Wheedlers, and Gossipmongers; Early Modern Uncertainty and Deception; Uncertainty and Skepticism in the Medieval Court; Entangled in Leviathan's Loins
  • Christine de Pizan and Just HypocrisyFrom Lies to Civility; Bernard Mandeville and the World Lies Built; CHAPTER FIVE. Women; Lessons about Lies; All about Eve, All about Women; The Biology of Feminine Deceit; Christine de Pizan, Misogyny, and Self-Knowledge; All Men Are Liars; Madeleine de Scudéry, the Salon, and the Pleasant Lie; CONCLUSION: The Lie Becomes Modern; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn894790126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400852079
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt86cjmc
  • 8cb0e5b0-693a-4a60-888b-be4d922c1cdf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894790126

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