Acedia, the Forgotten Capital Sin–RJ Snell

Oct 3, 2018

As soon as included among the many capital sins, acedia has been recognized
with each sloth and unhappiness. St. Thomas Aquinas, for instance,
outlined it each as “disgust with exercise” and “unhappiness about
non secular good.” At the moment’s visitor, RJ Snell, argues that acedia is the
chief non secular illness of our age, underlying the malaise, nihilism
and despair so prevalent within the fashionable West.


R.J. Snell, Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom
within the Empire of Want

Thomas’s 2015 evaluate of Snell, Acedia and Its

Thomas’s 2015 evaluate of Nault, The Noonday Satan

Forthcoming e-book: R.J. Snell and Robert P. George, Thoughts,
Coronary heart & Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome

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