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

ISBN-13: 9781621381266
ISBN-10: 1621381269
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Snell, R. J.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Angelico Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781621381266
ISBN-10: 1621381269
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Snell, R. J.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Angelico Press
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Snell, R. J. wrote Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire comprising 144 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1621381269 and 9781621381266. Since then Acedia and Its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.57 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 freedom rather than the good work for which God created us. Acedia and Its Discontents resists despair, calling us to reconfigure our imaginations and practices in deep love of the life and work given by God. By feasting, keeping sabbath, and working well, we learn to see the world as enchanting, beautiful, and good—just as God sees it.

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