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Look Back in Anger: Anger, Religion, and Morality through the Ages

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Anger

Anger: its religious and moral significance table of contents

Anger: Its Religious and Moral Significance by George Malcolm Stratton – A digitized version of the 1923 publication that debates the morally good, and morally questionable.
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Moving into modernity, the twentieth and twenty-first centuries experience unforeseen globalization and exposure to the moral rangers of various religions. For example, the first item in this section depicts the rising struggle western Christianity begins to have with different perceptions of morality. The question begins to be asked: how does anger fit into the human experience when there are not strict definitions of vices and virtues? When there is not a common acceptance of hierarchy?

Furthermore, we begin to see in these items a range of anger. Like the previous section, there are still emotional connections made between countries and politics, as we see in the second item on Job, Anger, and Modern America. But we also still see examples of anger as a complex, undefinable feature of humanity, both in the example of two tigers: anger tied to the sexual desire and adultery, and the place of anger in love and justice.

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Anger