The Seven Deadly Sins in the Work of Dorothy L. Sayers

Author: Janice Brown

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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An examination of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers, beginning with her early poetry and moving through her fiction to her dramas, essays and lectures. It illustrates how Sayers used popular genres to teach about sin and redemption, and how she redefined the seven deadly sins for the 20th century.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Kevin Hunter

Publisher: Warrior of Light Press

ISBN: 0692631917

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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The Seven Deadly Sins is a pocket book that takes a look at the traditional sins in a practical way. The Seven Deadly Sins in today’s language would be the Seven Toxic Challenges. Being aware of these toxic challenges are helpful since falling into a deadly sin creates a block from achieving greatness, finding peace, and picking up on the messages and guidance coming in from Heaven. The messages and guidance are intended to help guide you along your path. You were born with an ego that expands as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. This ego causes you to struggle and have conflicts as it attempts to take over you and dominate your actions, thoughts, and feelings. When your ego runs recklessly it grows and expands into darkness. The dark ego is what prompts you to wrestle with challenges in this lifetime. These challenges were called sin during ancient times. The sins committed can delay you on your path and wreak havoc on your soul’s innate system. This innate system is the higher self part of you that governs your life through a broader perspective. The seven deadly sins were created in order to assist human souls in making sounder choices. They are challenges that all human souls wrestle with to one degree or another. When you’re deeply absorbed in these toxic challenges, then it causes an array of issues and complications on your life path. These sins or challenges prevent the positive flow of energy and abundance in your life. They also play a hand at creating a block that stops up the communication line with your team on the Other Side. The sins or toxic challenges looked at include, Pride, Envy, Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Wrath and Sloth.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Gabriel Estes

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1649570597

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 1910


The Seven Deadly Sins Book 1: The First Hunt By: Gabriel Estes In the world of good and evil, angels and demons, young Arthur Pendragon is sent by his father, the King, to seek out and defeat the Seven Deadly Sins, who are threatening to wreak havoc and bring about the destruction of the world. Along with his team of young warriors, Arthur sets out on his long journey, unsure of the road ahead of him. What he will soon discover is that the lines of good and evil can blurred. Demons may not always be the villains, and those we hold dear may be the ones who desire to hurt us the most.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Stanford M. Lyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461644070

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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When Stanford M. Lyman authored The Seven Deadly Sins: Society and Evil in 1978 it was hailed by Alasdair MacIntyre as "a book of absorbing interest and importance...[that] places us all in his debt." By Nelson Hart as "a masterful and thought-provoking book...[that] is the only scholarly treatment of sin that is so well-informed by the best of ancient through modern perspectives." By James A. Aho as a work whose "abstract hardly does justice to the scholarly and detailed analysis of sin." And by Harry Cohen as a "book...[that] stands as a beautiful illustration of what holistic, idiosyncratic, interdisciplinary, and creative thinking and writing can bring to bear on the age-old problem of society and evil." The American Sociological Association's section on the Sociology of the Emotions selected this book as one of the works that laid the foundations for the study of pride, lust, envy, and anger—basic sentiments embedded in the social process. For this revised and expanded edition Lyman has written a new chapter, "Sentiments, Sin, and Social Conflict: Toward a Sociology of the Emotions." The new edition will be a valuable work for courses in social psychology, ethics, deviance, and the sociology of morals and of religion.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Ronnie S. Landau

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445732270

Category: Humor

Page: 139

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What exactly have historians, playwrights, philosophers, humourists, poets, politicians, and others had to say about the Seven Deadly Sins, humanity's constant companions? In this collection of thoughts, homilies, witticisms and warnings, internationally renowned historian, Ronnie S Landau, examines the place of the Seven Deadly Sins - pride, envy, wrath, greed, sloth, gluttony and lust - within world culture and consciousness over the past 2,500 years. Penetrating and thought-provoking, often irreverent, this rich assembly of ideas aims to challenge the way we think about our emotions, frailties and predilections. Culled from every conceivable source and discipline, it will make you smile, grimace, glow and fume - but, above all, reflect on the human condition.

Seven Deadly Sins in Consumption

Author: Henna Syrjälä,Hanna Leipämaa-Leskinen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788117190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Offering a novel view on morality in consumption, this book creatively examines how the seven deadly sins - pride, greed, lust, gluttony, envy, wrath, and sloth – are embodied in contemporary consumer society. Each of the seven chapters summarizes previous literature of the sins across disciplinary boundaries, and explores how consumption is likely to change in the future. The sins are presented as social, historical, cultural and political constructs, relying on the underlying assumptions of cultural consumer research. Each is elaborated on within particular consumption and marketing-related spheres, including advertising, retail environment, convenience food consumption, poverty, and ethical consumption. Consequently, the book provides a new way to understand contemporary consumer culture. Although beginning with the dark notions of sinfulness, the authors conclude with a hopeful tone for positive transformations in consumption. This fascinating book will be of significant interest to consumer researchers and post-graduate students studying the effects of consumption in social science disciplines, including marketing, business and sociology.

The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Transformation

Author: John T. Mabray

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609570278

Category: Christian life

Page: 140

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"Sin and temptation are daily battles for every Christian (or at least they should be!). In this book, John Mabray will help you win those battles by pointing you again and again to Jesus Christ and His means of daily transforming grace as you face the most common and challenging temptations for us all." Robert C. (Ric) Cannada, Jr., Chancellor and CEO Reformed Theological Seminary, RTS System "Powerful and relevant ... . Comprehensive in scope and practical in approach. John Mabray provides transforming insights into God's word on the spiritual battles challenging every believer. His writings answer many questions for those who desire to live an effective and victorious Christian life." Dr. A. Pierre Guillermin Co-Founder and President Emeritus Liberty University "The seven deadly sins are just as deadly today as they were a thousand years ago. John Mabray makes that clear. He makes something else radiantly clear: only with, through, and in Christ can we conquer the evil that threatens our lives. The reader of this book will find extremely helpful spiritual direction for conquering the enemies of our souls." Sandy Willson, Senior Pastor Second Presbyterian Church Memphis, Tennessee This is the meatiest, most accessible, and most spiritually challenging book I have ever seen on the seven deadly sins. John Mabray is a superb preacher whose wisdom needs to be known widely. I recommend this book to every serious Christian. Gerald McDermott Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Roanoke College John Mabray serves as Senior Pastor of Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Lynchburg, Virginia.

The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

Author: Carter Heyward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538167905

Category: Christian conservatism

Page: 291

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As right-wing conservatives dare to call themselves Christians while tearing down equality and justice and fanning the flames of fascism in America, Carter Heyward issues a call to action for true lovers of God. Only by condemning the destructive culture of white Christian nationalism can we fashion a world full of God's truth, love, and wisdom.

Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture

Author: Virginia Langum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744990X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This book considers how scientists, theologians, priests, and poets approached the relationship of the human body and ethics in the later Middle Ages. Is medicine merely a metaphor for sin? Or can certain kinds of bodies physiologically dispose people to be angry, sad, or greedy? If so, then is it their fault? Virginia Langum offers an account of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions in religious and literary contexts, referencing a variety of behavioral discussions within medical contexts. The study draws upon medical and theological writing for its philosophical basis, and upon more popular works of religion, as well as poetry, to show how these themes were articulated, explored, and questioned more widely in medieval culture.