In this intriguing series HISTORY examines the impact of the seven deadly sins on mankind from before the dark ages through to current times.
We learn how the concept originated - as a way to keep a lustful fourth-century monk from sinning again - and how the sins were pared down from eight to the seven we recognise today: gluttony lust greed anger sloth envy and pride. For the Catholic faithful they became a guide on the path to Heaven. To repeat offenders they promised damnation in Hell and very specific very gruesome punishments. Gluttons for instance would be force-fed rats toads and snakes!
The warnings couldn't be clearer: succumb to any of the seven deadly sins and God's judgment will be severe.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.