Around the Abbey

Glittering Vices

This past week we have several conferences given by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung.  Rebecca is a professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Rebecca’s book Glittering Vices is a study on the seven deadly sins and spiritual formation.  She has studied the works of St. Thomas Aquinas extensively and has added many fresh insights on the topic of the deadly sins.  She also spent time discussing Vainglory of which she has a book by the same title and also time on the vice of sloth.  She sees sloth as the prevalent vice of our American culture.  We found her to be a wonderful teacher and a very committed Christian.  Her books would make fine Lenten reading.