The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins

The Virtue in the Vice Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins One of America s most thoughtful ministers adds a startling new twist to the Seven Deadly Sins Our world is awash in false dichotomies You re either for us or against us good or evil born again or l

  • Title: The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Author: Robin R. Meyers
  • ISBN: 9780757302213
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of America s most thoughtful ministers adds a startling new twist to the Seven Deadly Sins.Our world is awash in false dichotomies You re either for us or against us, good or evil, born again or left behind Virtue is virtue, and vice is vice, but is it really that simple Are the rules of proper conduct that black and white With extraordinary clarity of thoughOne of America s most thoughtful ministers adds a startling new twist to the Seven Deadly Sins.Our world is awash in false dichotomies You re either for us or against us, good or evil, born again or left behind Virtue is virtue, and vice is vice, but is it really that simple Are the rules of proper conduct that black and white With extraordinary clarity of thought and word, Dr Robin Meyers argues that there are seven vital, life affirming attributes everyone must embrace to lead a full life and that in fact not only are these virtues not the opposite of evil, but that each is based on urges and instinct that are similar to the Seven Deadly Sins Pride is a sin Self worth is essential to life Envy is a sin Emulation is essential to life.Anger is a sin Righteous Indignation is essential to life Lust is a sin Holy Eros is essential to life.Gluttony is a sin Communion is essential to life.Greed is a sin Wanting Wisely is essential to life Sloth is a sin Contentment is essential to life.This isn t a philosophical treatise although after reading this book no reader will ever think about morality in the same way again The Virtue in the Vice uses personal stories, pop culture examples, and anecdotes from both the contemporary world and the Bible to create a practical plan for living This book will help people embrace the ambiguity of life and the moral clarity that comes with honoring their own rights and needs and those of their fellow man.

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    1. Dr Robin Meyers is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ UCC , a tenured professor in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, an author, a syndicated columnist, and an award winning commentator for National Public Radio He has been the Senior Minister of Mayflower Congregational UCC church of Oklahoma City, the fastest growing UCC church in the Kansas Oklahoma conference, since 1985.Dr Meyers was born in Oklahoma City, and grew up in Wichita, Kansas After graduating from Wichita State University 1975 , he received his MDiv from the Graduate Seminary of Phillips University 1979 and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey 1981 In 1991 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Oklahoma s Communication Department, for his work in the area of persuasion and preaching.Dr Meyers is the author of five books His first, With Ears to Hear Preaching as Self Persuasion Pilgrim Press, 1993 , is a textbook for preachers, and his second is a book on living a simpler and sacramental existence, entitled Morning Sun on a White Piano Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life Doubleday, New York, 1998 , which was endorsed by Bill Moyers A third book, The Virtue in the Vice Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins came out in August 2004 from H.C.I endorsed by Desmond Tutu A fourth book, Why the Christian Right Is Wrong A Minister s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, and Your Future Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 2006 , expanded upon an antiwar speech he delivered at the University of Oklahoma that became an internet phenomenon, endorsed by Bill Moyers, Desmond Tutu, John Shelby Spong, and the late William Sloane Coffin Jr.His fifth book, due out February 24, 2009, from Harper Collins, is entitled Saving Jesus from the Church How to Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus Harper One, 2009 , endorsed by Desmond Tutu, Bill Moyers, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr Fred B Craddock, and Diana Butler Bass.Dr Meyers is a member of the Jesus Seminar, and a frequent preacher and speaker at church conferences and communication workshops across the country He was twice a finalist for the pulpit of The Riverside Church, the Earl Preacher at the Earl Lectures in Berkeley in 2000, winner of the Angie Debo Civil Libertarian of the Year Award from the ACLU, and was featured in an HBO documentary, The Execution of Wanda Jean, the story of the first woman executed in Oklahoma and of Dr Meyers s efforts to save her life His Sunday morning sermon broadcast KOKC AM 1520, 9 30 a.m reaches the largest listening audience of any religious broadcast in Oklahoma He is married to Shawn Meyers, an Oklahoma City artist, and they are the parents of three children, Blue, 31, Chelsea, 28, and Cass, 15.

    2. A thoughtful explication of the potential virtues to be found within, what Meyers believes to be, an outdated, medieval system of morality. Utilising theological and philosophical sources as well as contemporary existential thought, Meyers tackles the church's inability to let go of antiquated extremities of morality. An engaging and surprisingly leisurely read.

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