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Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire

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While the term acedia may be unfamiliar, the vice, usually translated as sloth, is all too common. Sloth is not mere laziness, however, but a disgust with reality, a loathing of our call to be friends with God, and a spiteful hatred of place and life itself. As described by Josef Pieper, the slothful person does not "want to be as God wants him to be, and that ultimately means he does not wish to be what he really, fundamentally is." Sloth is a hellish despair. Our own culture is deeply infected, choosing a destructive ...

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Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire
2015, Angelico Press

ISBN-13: 9781621381266

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Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire
2015, Angelico Press

ISBN-13: 9781621382010

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