Como dice el abad Jean-Charles Nault (Cf., El demonio del mediodía. La acedia, el oscuro mal de nuestro tiempo. BAC, Madrid, ), el. Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing site. 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 .
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People who do agree will merely be confirmed in what they already believe and perhaps be pushed a bit further into social despair.
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Most important, learn the remedies for it! Jul 24, John rated it really liked it Shelves: We must bear in mind that one thing is acedia itself and another is the symptoms that express it. It affects people in the middle of the day and the middle of life.
May 07, James Andersen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The apostle Paul insists: Although the author offers very little commentary on modern life, I couldn’t help think that this vice affects our culture much more than we may realize. Liked the end on being Had a friend talk about this book while having a conversation about sloth. Thomas Aquinas will define acedia as “sadness over the divine good and discouragement from action” Ibid.
Acedia can manifest in so many different ways! I really appreciated the first chapter and the second half of the second chapter, providing an overview of the history of spiritual writings against acedia. Nov 06, Louis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 21, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: It is especially prevalent in our present day, though, and in all walks of life and stations of life. Dec 29, Mike Glaser rated it it was amazing. Thomas Aquinas, he offers an in-depth explanation of one of the most overlooked spiritual maladies.
It affects people in the middle of the day and the middle Intriguing read on the subject, written primarily from within monasticism, and for monastics.
Intriguing read on the subject, written primarily from within monasticism, and for monastics.
Hence those burdened by the vice busy themselves in all sorts of activities and distractions. In that sense, acedia is not an evil or temptation exclusively of the monks but of all.
I cannot recommend this book more highly. The noonday devil is the demon of acedia, the vice also known as sloth.
At an even deeper level, it’s a restlessness that comes from seeking our rest from something other than God. If so, it’s odd that the examples in the first two chapters were so different: Some really good tidbits: On top of that mantelpiece there is an excellent remedy that will cure him A great resource on the symptoms and Of all the books I’ve read about acedia despite its obscurity there are a few this one is the best df date.
Alone and confronting himself, beneath the noonday sun, the monk can no longer see or hear himself; he no longer tolerates himself.
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It qcedia a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling void of meaning. This would be a case of judging a book by its cover, as it is in fact a non-fiction title that deals with the le of acedia.
He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. Written from a Catholic perspective, which is fine, but at times was less relevant to my contexts.
La Acedia: Atonía del Alma
I liked the first two chapters that focused on the work of two desert fathers, Evagrius and Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Ever wonder why faith and prayer can be so terribly difficult? Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness.
Pope Benedict XVI said that the deepest root of sadness is the lack of hope. Nault shows this is only one common manifestation of the vice rather than the vice itself. Overall, I’d recommend the first half of this book but not the second.
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It explored it fully as a problem within religious context, but it could be expanded beyond that. By the end of the book, I was wondering what is NOT acedia!
The solution dekonio simple in principle but challenging in practice: The word “sloth,” however, can be misleading, for acedia is not laziness; in fact it can manifest as busyness or activism.