Ancient Sins . . . Modern Addictions: A Fresh Look at the Seven Deadly Sins - eBook
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Ancient Sins . . . Modern Addictions: A Fresh Look at the Seven Deadly Sins - eBook  -     By: R. Scott Sullender
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Title: Ancient Sins . . . Modern Addictions: A Fresh Look at the Seven Deadly Sins - eBook
By: R. Scott Sullender
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Cascade Books
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781621897378
ISBN-13: 9781621897378
Stock No: WW112265EB

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There is a virtual epidemic of addiction in the United States, both traditional addictions to drugs and alcohol but also newer addictions, like sex, gambling, rage, work, and food/eating. Some authorities have labeled addictions the number one mental health problem in America. We are spending millions of dollars annually trying to prevent, understand, and treat this epidemic--and yet by any measure of success we are losing this "war." In this cultural context Dr. Sullender invites us to look again at the spiritually based scheme of the Seven Deadly Sins, which originated at the dawn of Western civilization. He suggests that what our spiritual forebears meant by "deadly" is best captured in the modern concept of "addiction." Based on this thesis, this book explores what is addictive about the sins of pride, envy, anger, greed, gluttony, sloth, and lust, and suggests that these sins are all obsessive, and as such become the mental component in the addictive cycle. Each chapter concludes by offering some spiritual resources, practices, and insights that can help us win the battle against addiction, which is ultimately won or lost on a mental or spiritual plane.

Author Bio

R. Scott Sullender is Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling at San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is a licensed psychologist in California and a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is the author of Losses in Later Life: A New Way of Walking with God. His forty years of professional work has focused on the integration of spirituality and psychology in the context of the healing of persons and their families.

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