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The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell

Label
The dark box : a secret history of confession
Title
The dark box
Title remainder
a secret history of confession
Statement of responsibility
John Cornwell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Confession has always performed a complex role in society, always created mixed feelings in its practitioners. As an acknowledgement of sinfulness and guilt, it can provide immense psychological relief; but while aiming to replace remorse with innocence, its history has become inextricably intertwined with eroticism, exploitation and shame. 'The Dark Box' is an erudite and personal history; John Cornwell draws on his own memories of Catholic boyhood, with its obsessive emphasis on sexual purity, and weaves it with the story of confession from its origins in the early church to the current day, where its enduring psychological potency is evidenced by everything from the Vatican's 'confession app' to Oprah Winfrey's talk shows
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Cornwell, John
Dewey number
  • 264'.020862
  • 264.020862
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confession
  • Catholic Church
  • Confession
  • Cornwell, John
  • Religion
Label
The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781781251089
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781781251089
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The dark box : a secret history of confession, John Cornwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781781251089
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9781781251089
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

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