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Paperback The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times [French] Book

ISBN: 158617939X

ISBN13: 9781586179397

The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times [French]

The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth. The word "sloth," however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its...

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