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Vainglory : the forgotten vice

Author: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
Series: Stob lectures, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vainglory-- a keen desire for attention and approval. Although contemporary culture has largely forgotten about vainglory, it was on the original list of seven capital vices and is perhaps more dangerous than ever today. DeYoung tells the story of this vice, moving from its ancient origins to its modern expressions. She defines vainglory, gives examples from popular culture, and discusses other vices associated with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
ISBN: 9780802871299 0802871291
OCLC Number: 885378231
Description: ix, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Glory, goodness, and getting attention --
Varieties of vainglory --
Vainglory's roots: pride and fear --
Honesty required: hypocrisy and habituation --
Making a mockery of magnificent virtue --
Practices of resistance, places of encouragement --
Sharing the light: grace, formation, and community.
Series Title: Stob lectures, 2010.
Responsibility: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung.

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Vainglory-- a keen desire for attention and approval. Although contemporary culture has largely forgotten about vainglory, it was on the original list of seven capital vices and is perhaps more dangerous than ever today. DeYoung tells the story of this vice, moving from its ancient origins to its modern expressions. She defines vainglory, gives examples from popular culture, and discusses other vices associated with it such as hypocrisy and boasting. She then explores personal spiritual practices that can help us resist it and community practices that can help us handle glory well.

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