McClay, Wilfred M.
May 2011
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May2011, Issue 213, p25
The article explores the contribution of cultural process in the emergence of sense of guilt. According to the author, the advancement in civilization contributed to the heightening of the sense of guilt which made the people lose their happiness. He adds that religions in the world are trying to save the people from the sin of guilt. He stresses that the ability to feel guilt is one of the attributes of people. He also mentions the therapeutic unreality of guilt, which can be something illusory and omnipresent and the concept of forgiveness.


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