The Deepening Darkness

Co-authors Carol Gilligan and David A.J. Richards on the darker side of Augustine’s legacy:

In our book The Deepening Darkness, in our effort to understand how Christianity became more Roman than Christian once it was elevated to being the established religion of the Roman Empire, we discovered the crucial role played by Augustine of Hippo. From this perspective, we zeroed in on his blaming of Eve for original sin, his turning away from sexual love, his endorsing the use of state power to justify violence against heretics, and above all, his relationship with his mother.

Published: Cambridge University Press