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Definition of the noun acedia
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noun - plural: acedias
- apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)
Alternative definition of the noun acedia
- spiritual or mental sloth.
- apathy; a lack of care or interest; indifference
- See boredom.
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Acedia describes a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world. It can lead to a state of being unable to perform one's duties in life. Its spiritual overtones make it related to but arguably distinct from depression. Acedia was originally noted as a problem among monks and other ascetics who maintained a solitary life.
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Tantalus and the Pelican (2009)
Exploring Monastic Spirituality Today by Nicholas Buxton
Acedia is an important technical term in monastic theology, whose meaning is not fully expressed by the word 'sloth'; (which...
Known as the 'noonday demon' – for it is especially active between 10 am and 2 pm – acedia is the spirit of restless ...
The Primacy of Love (2009)
An Introduction to the Ethics of Thomas Aquinas by Paul J. Wadell
Pieper says “acedia is a kind of sadness—more specifically, a sadness in view of the divine good in man.
Becoming Friends (2002)
Worship, Justice, and the Practice of Christian Friendship by Paul J. Wadell
Pieper says acedia is a species of sadness that grows from a loss of belief in “the divine good” in us and represents a lack of...
The Camaldoli Correspondence by Donald Grayston
Acedia is the disease which afflicts the whole world, especially. 62. Ibid., xlvi.
by Richard Dennis Hoblyn
A magnetic acedia is a gal vanoscopo.
Wind Bell (2002)
Teachings from the San Francisco Zen Center 1968-2001 by Michael Wenger
Acedia is a crying out for help that is not recognized. Can we understand this and "turn the light inward" to look at what are the causes and conditions of this feeling, rather than believing that the environment is wrong for us or that there is ...
Walking in Wonder (2014)
Resilience in Ministry by George R. Sinclair
Acedia is a particularly dangerous sin because the ...
by Daniel J. Perin
Acedia is a Latin word, from Greek akedia, ...
by Adam Piette, Mark Rawlinson
Acedia is the vernacular of everyday moral life';) 6 Vineland, then, is a parable wherein America's Cold War hypocrisies come home ...
Steps Along the Way (2002)
A Spiritual Autobiography by Diogenes Allen
" Acedia is a spiritual condition, and the ...
by Philip Sheldrake
IOANNE MAGUIRE ROBINSON Acedia Originally one of the eight principal logismoi (tempting-thoughts or passions) of early Christian monastic literature, acedia came to be included among the medieval seven deadly sins. Although generally ...
by Linda Wasmer Andrews
discussed acedia as a vice afflicting ascetics leading a solitary existence in the fifth century, but it could be argued that the problem of spiritual ennui is both universal and timeless. Cassian's acedia is a specifically spiritual problem; ...
Bibliophile's Dictionary (2005)
by Miles Westley
acedia (also accidie) (uh SEE DEE uh) - n. sloth; torpor; listlessness; apathy. "These experiments with cells, March, will ...
The Spenser Encyclopedia (1990)
by Albert Charles Hamilton
Within the septenary, patience routinely is the virtue which cures wrath and acedia. Wrath, the vice of the malicious persecutor, is in some respects a natural enemy of a patience which endures adversity: the 'soft answer' of the patient man ...
by David J. Atkinson, David F. Field, Arthur F. Holmes, Oliver O'Donovan
Wenzel, The Sin ofSloth: Acedia in Mediaeval Thought and Literature (Chapel Hill, NC, 1967).
by George Jotham Hagaqr
acedia (5.-se'di-a), 11. an abnormal condition of the mind, characterized by lassitude, listlessness, and general indifierence. acentric (£1- sen'trik), adj.
by by Gerald O’Collins, SJ, and Edward G. Farrugia, SJ
“Sloth”translates inadequately acedia(Gr. “indifference”), which meansapathy, torpor, ora distaste for spiritual matters. Sitz im Leben (German “place in life,” “life context”). Term popularized byHermann Gunkel (1862–1932) and other pioneers ...
by Robert Sungenis
acedia, n. loss of interest in life; slothful. Greek: akedia (a: not + kedos: care). acephalous, adj. without ...
by Bruno Becchio, Johannes P. Schadé
Acedia Spiritual sloth, which is characterized by laziness or indifference in religious matters. Achaicus In the New Testament, one of the mature associates of the Corinthian congregation, who, together with Stephanas and Fortunatus, visited ...
acedia (LateL.) ...
by Wace, Henry
The vitia are gula, fornicatio, cupiditas, ira, tristitia, acedia, vana gloria, superbia. VI. Five Epistolae Aliquot ad Diversos : (1) "ad Bonifacium IV."; (2) "ad Patres Synodi cujusdam Gallicanae super Quaestione Paschae Congregatae"; (3) "ad ...
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