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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide
     

The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide

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by Lawrence S. Cunningham
 

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Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his book, The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide. Cunningham traces the roots of the seven deadly sins to the mystic

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Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his book, The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide. Cunningham traces the roots of the seven deadly sins to the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, who—in total solitude—experienced and identified these corrupt inner desires as forces that twist us away from God. He offers examples and insights from scripture, Christian tradition, and modern life, helping readers meet each of the seven deadly sins with a corresponding virtue.

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ISBN-13:
9781594713590
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
830,327
File size:
659 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence S. Cunningham is the John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame. He is the award-winning author or editor of numerous books and articles related to the history of Christianity, the saints, theology, and Catholicism. Cunningham is the recipient of several honorary degrees, a number of teaching awards, and is a 2013 Spirit of Holy Cross Award winner.

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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was anticipating a deep theological treatise..... this is actually an almost light and breezy presentation of a challenging topic. The author is able present an ancient teaching -from Dante's Purgatario to today, in a way that is understandable to the average reader. Well researched, well thought out, well presented. And a good list of related books if you desire to dig deeper - including the original treatises. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in getting an overview of "The Seven Deadly Sins" (actually more accurately described as seven root causes of sin.)