Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

By Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

Julia Roberts at the purple carpet on the Oscars. woman Gaga making a song “Applause” to worshipful lovers at considered one of her sold-out live shows. and also you and me in our Sunday top within the entrance row at church. What will we have in common?

Chances are, says Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, that all of us be afflicted by vainglory -- a willing hope for awareness and approval. even if modern tradition has principally forgotten approximately vainglory, it used to be at the unique record of 7 capital vices and could be extra harmful than ever today.

In Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice DeYoung tells the tale of this vice, relocating from its historical origins to its glossy expressions. She defines vainglory, provides examples from pop culture, explores motivational resources, and discusses different vices linked to it reminiscent of hypocrisy and boasting. After exposing the numerous ways that vainglory can rear its grotesque head, she explores own non secular practices that could aid us withstand it and group practices which can support us deal with glory well.

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