Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his newest book. He traces the roots of the seven deadly sins to the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, whoin total solitudeexperienced and identified these corrupt inner desires as forces that twist us away from God. With pastoral sensitivity and nearly forty years in the field of Christian spirituality, professor Lawrence Cunningham helps readers recognize and heal their own self-destructive tendencies. He offers examples and insights from scripture, Christian tradition, and modern life, helping readers meet each of the seven deadly sins with a corresponding virtue.
Author: Lawrence S. Cunningham
Publisher: Ave Maria Press