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The Four Last Things: The Supplication of Souls; A Dialogue on Conscience

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The Four Last Things develops More's advice to his daughter Margaret to meditate on Death, Judgment, Pain and Joy as medicinal herbs in the battle against the spiritual sicknesses of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth.

More created The Supplication of Souls in response to a defamatory political tract against the Roman Catholic Church. In it he swift

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Paperback, 218 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Scepter Publishers (first published January 2nd 2002)
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Jack Haefner
Jun 17, 2013 Jack Haefner rated it really liked it
A very well-written a poignant book. The Four Last Things is a very good eschatological essay sure to place "first thing s first." A Supplication of Souls is surprisingly direct; More had a very prescient understanding of the direction certain fallacies and philosophies would entail. His arguments are as applicable today as they were in the 16th C. Lastly, his Dialogue is a heartwarming classic back-and-forth between More and his daughter Meg. All his letters to his children reveal the heart of ...more
Hester
Dec 15, 2013 Hester rated it really liked it
I may be a little biased as I just read this and presented it in a seminar for my course.
I kind of loved it.
It was macabre and didn't shy away from the graphic, but it also included a lot on the seven deadly sins (well, not lechery as More never finished it)

I thought it was great anyway
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May 04, 2010 Becki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: catholic, history
This book is thin but dont let it fool you. It is very wordy and philsophical. You need to read a bit at a time to take it all in. I must add a lot of what More has to say in this book can be applied to my own life in current times.
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Sir Thomas More (/ˈmɔːr/; 7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), venerated by Catholics as Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532.

More opposed the Protestant Reformation, in particular the theology of Martin Luther and Willia
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