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The Resource The noonday devil : acedia, the unnamed evil of our times, Jean-Charles Nault ; foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet ; translated by Michael J. Miller

The noonday devil : acedia, the unnamed evil of our times, Jean-Charles Nault ; foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet ; translated by Michael J. Miller

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The noonday devil : acedia, the unnamed evil of our times
Title
The noonday devil
Title remainder
acedia, the unnamed evil of our times
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Jean-Charles Nault ; foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet ; translated by Michael J. Miller
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 manifest as busyness or activism. Rather, acedia is a gloomy combination of weariness, sadness, and a lack of purposefulness. It robs a person of his capacity for joy and leaves him feeling empty, or void of meaning. Abbot Nault says that acedia is the most oppressive of demons. Although its name harkens back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, and seems to have been largely forgotten, acedia is experienced by countless modern people who describe their condition as depression, melancholy, burn-out, or even mid-life crisis. He begins his study of acedia by tracing the wisdom of the Church on the subject from the Desert Fathers to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He shows how acedia afflicts persons in all states of life -- priests, religious, and married or single laymen. He details not only the symptoms and effects of acedia, but also remedies for it
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1970-
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Nault, Jean-Charles
Dewey number
241/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV4627.S65
LC item number
N3813 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1944-
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  • Miller, Michael J
  • Ouellet, Marc
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Acedia
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The noonday devil : acedia, the unnamed evil of our times, Jean-Charles Nault ; foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet ; translated by Michael J. Miller
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781586179397
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014944002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2297219
  • (OCoLC)898925678
  • (OCoLC)ocn898925678
  • 2283451
  • 2297219
Label
The noonday devil : acedia, the unnamed evil of our times, Jean-Charles Nault ; foreword by Marc Cardinal Ouellet ; translated by Michael J. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781586179397
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014944002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2297219
  • (OCoLC)898925678
  • (OCoLC)ocn898925678
  • 2283451
  • 2297219

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