Whatever Became of Sin?
Karl Menninger, signed by author
In the present book Dr. Menninger attempts to apply psychiatry to a world wide affliction, the depression, gloom, discouragement and apprehensiveness which are so prevalent. The word “sin” has almost disappeared from our vocabulary, but the sense of guilt remains in our hearts & minds. The prisoners punished in our jails are a small minority of all the offenders; “all we like sheep have gone astray”. While a few deplore their guilt, many remain blandly indifferent or vaguely depressed or bitterly accusatory of others. Are these states of illness?.