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The Seven Deadly Sins
A Visitor's Guide

By Lawrence S. Cunningham

Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull?

Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his book, The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide.

Cunningham traces the roots of the seven deadly sins to the mystic experiences of the desert fathers, who—in total solitude—experienced and identified these corrupt inner desires as forces that twist us away from God. He offers examples and insights from scripture, Christian tradition, and modern life, helping readers meet each of the seven deadly sins with a corresponding virtue.

About the Author

Lawrence S. CunninghamLawrence S. Cunningham is the John A. O'Brien Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. A leading U.S. scholar and award-winning professor, Cunningham is best known for his work in the areas of systematic theology and culture, Catholic spirituality, and Catholic saints.

Cunningham has edited or written more than twenty-five books and is the Christianity editor of the forthcoming Norton Anthology of World Religions. His most recent books are Things Seen and Unseen and An Introduction to Catholicism. Cunningham has won three Catholic Press Association awards for religious writing and has been the "Booknotes" columnist for Commonweal for over ten years.

Read more about Lawrence Cunningham at his webpage here: http://theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/lawrence-cunningham/