The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner


This terribly complicated novel from Scottish writer James Hogg is remarkable for being a robust feedback of the Calvinist doctrine of predetermination. Revolving round the tale of Robert Colwan, a tender guy confident that he's pre-determined to take pleasure in heavenly salvation. As Robert’s descent into evil, melancholy, and insanity eventually leads him to homicide his personal brother, Hogg’s novel questions the character of spiritual fanaticism and its excesses.

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