Book Reviews of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (The World's Classics)

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (The World's Classics)
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - The World's Classics
Author: James Hogg
ISBN-13: 9780192815569
ISBN-10: 0192815563
Publication Date: 8/26/1982
Pages: 262
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Book Type: Paperback
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Elegantly written murder novel about an elect Calvinist in 18th century Scotland.
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Book Description
This extraordinarily complex novel from Scottish author James Hogg is notable for being a powerful criticism of the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination. Revolving around the story of Robert Colwan, a young man convinced that he is pre-determined to enjoy heavenly salvation. As Robert's descent into evil, despair, and madness ultimately leads him to murder his own brother, Hogg's novel questions the nature of religious fanaticism and its excesses.

My Review
I listened to this book on audio and I found it to be an ok read. The dialect of the reader was hard to understand at times but I found the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination and the different viewpoints of the story to be very interesting. Whether or not a person is pre-destined no matter what sins he commits is really left for you to decide in the end.
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Book Description
This extraordinarily complex novel from Scottish author James Hogg is notable for being a powerful criticism of the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination. Revolving around the story of Robert Colwan, a young man convinced that he is pre-determined to enjoy heavenly salvation. As Robert's descent into evil, despair, and madness ultimately leads him to murder his own brother, Hogg's novel questions the nature of religious fanaticism and its excesses.

My Review
I listened to this book on audio and I found it to be an ok read. The dialect of the reader was hard to understand at times but I found the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination and the different viewpoints of the story to be very interesting. Whether or not a person is pre-destined no matter what sins he commits is really left for you to decide in the end.