Sloth: Some Historical Reflections on Laziness, Effort, and Resistance to the Demands of Love

In Kevin Timpe & Craig Boyd (eds.), Virtues and Their Vices. Oxford University Press (2014)
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Abstract

In this chapter, DeYoung explores the vice of sloth and how its traditional conception differs from popular thought. Pulling from the tradition of the Desert Fathers, Augustine, and Aquinas, DeYoung reconnects sloth to its spiritual roots to see how this vice detracts from love.

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Rebecca DeYoung
Calvin College

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