Wicked Pleasures

Meditations on the Seven "deadly" Sins


Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742508453

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

View: 9811

The seven deadly sins have provided gossip, amusement, and the plots of morality plays for nearly fifteen hundred years. In Wicked Pleasures, well-known philosopher, business ethicist, and admitted sinner Robert C. Solomon brings together a varied group of contributors for a new look at the old catalogue of sins. Solomon introduces the sins as a group, noting their popularity and pervasiveness. From the formation of the canon by Pope Gregory the Great, the seven have survived the sermonizing of the Reformation, the Inquisition, the Enlightenment, the brief French reign of supreme reason, the apotheoses of capitalism, communism, secular humanism and postmodernism, the writings of numerous rabbis and evangelical moralists, two series in the New York Times, and several bad movies. Taking their cue from this remarkable history, the contributors, including Thomas Pynchon, allowed one sin apiece, provide a non-sermonizing and relatively light-hearted romp through the domain of the deadly seven.

7 Deadly Sins

A Very Partial List


Author: Aviad M. Kleinberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031418

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4478

One of the most prominent public intellectuals in Israel examines the arts of sinning and of finger pointing in a compassionate, original, and witty look at the stuff that makes us human.

Seven Deadly Sins

Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good


Author: Corey Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306821249

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 1017

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


Author: Wendy Wasserstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198037217

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4664

Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today. With tongue in cheek, Sloth guides readers step-by-step toward a life of noncommittal inertia. "You have the right to be lazy," writes Wasserstein. "You can choose not to respond. You can choose not to move." Readers will find out the importance of Lethargiosis--the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth. To help you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss, the book offers a wealth of self-help aids. Readers will find the sloth songbook, sloth breakfast bars (packed with sugar, additives, and a delicious touch of Ambien), sloth documentaries (such as the author's 12-hour epic on Thomas Aquinas), and the sloth network, channel 823, programming guaranteed not to stimulate or challenge in any way. ("It may be difficult to distinguish between this and other channels, but only on channel 823 can you watch me sleeping.") Readers will also learn the top ten lies about Sloth, the ten commandments of Sloth, the SLOTH mantra, even the "too-much ten"--over-achievers such as Marie Curie, Shakespeare, and William the Conqueror. You will discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life (true love leads to passion, she warns, and passion is the biggest enemy of sloth). Wendy Wasserstein is one of America's great comic writers--one who always has a serious point to her humor. Here, as she pokes fun at the self-help industry, she also satirizes the legion of Americans who are cultural and political sloths.

Seven deadly sins

the dark companions of the soul


Author: Anne Maguire

Publisher: Free Assn Books

ISBN: 9781853437441

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 3430

Pride, anger, jealousy, sloth, lust, avarice and gluttony are as old as mankind itself. However in the sense in which they were originally understood, interest in the seven sins has withered with the elapse of time. Today, ideas about sin and evil as taught by the theologians of the early church seem dated and alien. However when thought of as psychic representations of the dark side of human nature, as C. G. Jung defined it, the Seven Deadly Sins acquire relevant new meaning.




Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642123269

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 8897

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


Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195347548

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 9542

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.

The Seven Deadly Sins

A Companion


Author: Ronnie S. Landau

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1445732270


Page: 139

View: 7549

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.

The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era


Author: David A. Salomon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440858802

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 6315

This volume looks at the history of the idea of sin as it has influenced and shaped Western culture. Emphasis is placed on an inter- and cross-disciplinary approach. • Connects philosophical and religious concepts from the Middle Ages to the modern era • Shows how the seven deadly sins are reflected in contemporary and popular culture • Gives readers an overview of the seven deadly sins in accessible language • Looks at the significant changes in the Western view of sin from Gregory the Great to Pope Francis's "theology of sin" to the media's condemnation of minor transgressions as "sins"

The Seven Deadly Sins 30


Author: Nakaba Suzuki

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 1642126632

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 3057

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth – the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights – too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated…?