The Devil Wins: A History of Lying From the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment

by Dallas G. Denery II,
Psychology Today, January 14, 2015

In the early fifth century, Augustine of Hippo, the North African bishop, categorically declared that all lies were sins. Men who live according to truth, live according to God, he declared; those who live according to self, imitate the Devil, “the father of lies.”

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