The Sin of Sloth

The Sin of Sloth : Acedia in Medieval Thought and Literature

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Wenzel presents the history of the concept of acedia, of spiritual sloth,"" from its origins among the Egyptian desert monks through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The investigation proceeds in chronological order and pays close attention to the different emphases and changes the concept underwent.

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Chapel Hill, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0807836834
  • 9780807836835
  • 1,522,260

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