Lust

The Seven Deadly Sins

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Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347548

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Lust, says Simon Blackburn, is furtive, headlong, always sizing up opportunities. It is a trail of clothing in the hallway, the trashy cousin of love. But be that as it may, the aim of this delightful book is to rescue lust "from the denunciations of old men of the deserts, to deliver it from the pallid and envious confessor and the stocks and pillories of the Puritans, to drag it from the category of sin to that of virtue." Blackburn, author of such popular philosophy books as Think and Being Good, here offers a sharp-edged probe into the heart of lust, blending together insight from some of the world's greatest thinkers on sex, human nature, and our common cultural foibles. Blackburn takes a wide ranging, historical approach, discussing lust as viewed by Aristophanes and Plato, lust in the light of the Stoic mistrust of emotion, and the Christian fear of the flesh that catapulted lust to the level of deadly sin. He describes how philosophical pessimists like Schopenhauer and Sartre contributed to our thinking about lust and explores the false starts in understanding lust represented by Freud, Kinsey, and modern "evolutionary psychology." But most important, Blackburn reminds us that lust is also life-affirming, invigorating, fun. He points to the work of David Hume (Blackburn's favorite philosopher) who saw lust not only as a sensual delight but also "a joy of the mind." Written by one of the most eminent living philosophers, attractively illustrated and colorfully packaged, Lust is a book that anyone would lust over.

Greed

The Seven Deadly Sins

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Author: Phyllis A. Tickle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035565

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Grasping. Avarice. Covetousness. Miserliness. Insatiable cupidity. Overreaching ambition. Desire spun out of control. The deadly sin of Greed goes by many names, appears in many guises, and wreaks havoc on individuals and nations alike. In this lively and generous book, Phyllis A. Tickle argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the Deadly Clan," the ultimate source of Pride, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. She shows that the major faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed as the greatest calamity humans can indulge in, engendering further sins and eviscerating all virtues. As the Sikh holy book Adi Granth asks: "Where there is greed, what love can there be?" Tickle takes a long view of Greed, from St. Paul to the present, focusing particularly on changing imaginative representations of Greed in Western literature and art. Looking at such works as the Psychomachia, or "Soul Battle" of the fifth-century poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, the paintings of Peter Bruegel and Hieronymous Bosch, the 1987 film Wall Street, and the contemporary Italian artist Mario Donizetti, Tickle shows how our perceptions have evolved from the medieval understanding of Greed as a spiritual enemy to a nineteenth-century sociological construct to an early twentieth-century psychological deficiency, and finally to a new view, powerfully articulated in Donizetti's mystical paintings, of Greed as both tragic and beautiful. Engaging, witty, brilliantly insightful, Greed explores the full range of this deadly sin's subtle, chameleon-like qualities, and the enormous destructive power it wields, evidenced all too clearly in the world today.

The Seven Deadly Sins

From Communities to Individuals

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Author: Richard Newhauser

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004157859

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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These essays examine the seven deadly sins as cultural constructions in the Middle Ages and beyond, focusing on the way concepts of the sins are used in medieval communities, the institution of the Church, and by secular artists and authors.

Seven Deadly Sins

My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong

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Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471127567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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Seven Deadly Sins

Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good

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Author: Corey Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306821249

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor's New York Times bestselling treatise on sin and the nature of it For the first time, Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor speaks directly to his fans and shares his worldview about life as a sinner. And Taylor knows how to sin. As a small-town hero in the early '90s, he threw himself into a hard-drinking, fierce-loving, live-for-the-moment life; when his music exploded, he found himself rich, wanted, and on the road. But soon his extreme lifestyle led him to question what it means to sin and whether it could-or should-be cast in a different light. After all, if sin makes us human how wrong can it be?Now updated with a new Afterword by the author, Seven Deadly Sins is a brutally honest look "at a life that could have gone horribly wrong at any turn," and the soul-searching and self-discovery it took to set it right.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Their origin in the spiritual teaching of Evagrius the Hermit

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Author: Angela Tilby

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281062994

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Until recently little has been known about Evagrius of Pontus. His work on the eight evil thoughts was widely influential in the development of the idea of the Seven Deadly Sins in the Western Spiritual tradition. But those who followed him, from Cassian to Augustine, were more concerned with attributing guilt, and thought in a forensic way. This was very unlike the thought of Evagrius who concerned himself with questions about how to deal with evil thoughts and temptations in a healing way. Each chapter deals with one of the Thoughts, giving the contemporary background, the biblical and theological background, the teaching of Evagrius and what came after, and its relevance for us today.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Society and Evil

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Author: Stanford M. Lyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780930390815

Category: Humor

Page: 355

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A study of sloth, lust, anger, pride, envy, gluttony, and greed.

The Seven Deadly Sins

A Companion

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Author: Ronnie S. Landau

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445732270

Category:

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 27

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Author: NAKABA. SUZUKI

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642123269

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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A Stolen Heart -- Having successfully passed Gloxinia and Drole’s special training, King and Diane return from the past, where they learned a dark truth about their fellow comrade, Gowther. Back in the present with their memories intact, Diane and King reunite with the rest of The Seven Deadly Sins—and come face-to-face with Gowther! Diane swears she’ll help Gowther reclaim the heart he lost, but when Gowther would rather erase his memories than relive his painful past, it may be a task easier said than done…

The Seven Deadly Sins?

Issues in Clinical Practice and Supervision for Humanistic and Integrative Practitioners

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Author: Anne Kearns

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855753532

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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"The Seven Deadly Sins" grew out of a post-qualification training course of the same name. It aims to make more accessible some concepts from the world of psychoanalysis, self-psychology, and affective neuroscience, as well as commenting on the challenge of working "in the real world." This is achieved by offering an integrative and anecdotal perspective on issues that have been generally un- or under-explored in trainings that have a humanistic emphasis, issues such as envy, shame, love and hate, trauma, addiction, money, and eating disorders. These issues are illustrated through the judicious use of clinical case studies. One case study in particular is referred to in several chapters, including one in depth, to emphasize that the same clinical presentation can be viewed through different lenses. Various "maps" are provided to assist the supervisor and clinician in holding opposing diagnostic models and in working with psychotherapy and counselling trainees. The book follows a logical path with the first chapter exploring the beginnings of supervision and the supervisory relationship, while the latter chapters look at the issues detailed above, as well as other things such as the reasons for "labels" like the DSM categories. Kearns highlights the need to watch out for dogma and to deconstruct the myths that build up in the different therapies. The chapters can be read in isolation, which makes the book an ideal tool for the supervisor and clinician to use in response to specific issues.