By R. J. Snell
Our personal tradition is deeply contaminated, picking a harmful freedom instead of the great paintings for which God created us. Acedia and Its Discontents resists melancholy, calling us to reconfigure our imaginations and practices in deep love of the existence and paintings given by way of God. through feasting, maintaining sabbath, and dealing good, we learn how to see the area as spell binding, attractive, and good--just as God sees it.
"In the arid desert that's educational writing, amid the broader desolate tract that's sleek secular inspiration, R. J. Snell's publication on acedia is an oasis of flora and fruit and clean water. Professor Snell reminds us that guy must not ever be made subordinate to paintings, nor even to the empty 'vacations' which are yet interruptions in paintings. Like his nice predecessors Josef Pieper, Jacques Maritain, Max Picard, Romano Guardini, and Pope John Paul II, he diagnoses the besetting ailment of our time--spiritual torpor--and prescribes as a treatment the festivity of the Sabbath. a ravishing e-book, jam-packed with the happiness of wonder."--ANTHONY ESOLEN,
"A complete ebook approximately only one vice, 'sloth'? Ah, yet this ebook is varied. It exposes a deeply hidden and deeply harmful basic perspective that pervades our tradition, an perspective that comes not only from the flesh (laziness) or from the area (world-weariness, cynicism), yet from the satan: disgust and uprising towards Being itself, normal in addition to supernatural. this is often the 'noonday satan' that groovy saints have labelled 'sloth.' understand your enemy. learn this book!"--PETER KREEFT
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