In this series we look at part one of The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, Anger and Sloth
September 12, 2006
Ms. Fay Dangelo
Sigmund Freud or Father Ted? Do these have anything in common? In fact, they do. Psychoanalytic theories of desire and Christian theology give us insights into understanding ourselves as, first and foremost, “desiring” beings. Faye takes a look at what these resources can teach us about the ‘Deadly Sin’ of ‘lust’ as ‘disordered desire.’
Faye Bodley-Dangelo is a doctoral candidate studying Christian theology and gender theory at Harvard Divinity School.
September 19, 2006
Ms. Cheri Andes
A Powdermilk Biscuit for the Soul: Identifying the Sin of Sloth
September 26, 2006
Professor David Aiken
Unlike most of the other “deadly sins,” sloth is not so much a matter of action but of inaction. But every culpable inaction is only symptomatic of an underlying predisposition to indifference, letting things slide, not accepting a challenge, going with the flow, that may be built up over many years—even a lifetime—of not caring. So the remedy for the sin of sloth is—work harder, right? Wrong. Workaholism, restlessness, distraction, not letting up, are also symptoms of the deepest kind of inaction: Letting our capacity for contemplation—of God, and the things of God—lie fallow. The result of a culpable incapacity for contemplating the highest things is small-mindedness which besets us in this age and culture.
Despite a wide range of interests in philosophy, theology and music; despite all of the scholarly resources of Boston College where he earned is doctorate in 1990; and despite the constant promptings of students and colleagues at Gordon College, where he would like everyone to think he is gainfully employed as a Professor of Philosophy, David Aiken drifts through life in a haze of slothful indolence, enjoying every minute of blissful inactivity.
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