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ISBN:
0745953662
Author:
Kathleen Norris
Category:
Christian Living
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English
Publisher:
Lion Hudson; New edition edition (January 23, 2009)
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352 pages
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Kathleen Norris had written several much-loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning or summon the energy for daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia. She had discovered the word in an early Church text when she was in her thirties, and instantly recognized herself in a passage describing the affliction as sinking into a state of being unable to care.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Noonday Demon: A Modern Woman's Struggle . A personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soulweariness, and brilliantly explores its relevance to society today.

A personal and moving memoir that resurrects the ancient term acedia, or soulweariness, and brilliantly explores its relevance to society today.

The Noonday Demon: A Modern Woman's Struggle with Soulweariness. Rather, acedia, the noonday devil, or what some may simply know as the sin of compromise, giving up, giving in - for the wrong reasons - is shown in all its very modern dress. And although warnings about this all too human failing began with the monks in the desert of Egypt we can see that these monks speak very plainly to our modern situation. The pages are a wake-up call to all who would take the spiritual life seriously, especially the laity who sometimes feel they cannot ascend the heights of a priest or nun.

Kathleen Norris (born July 27, 1947) is a best-selling American poet and essayist New York: Riverhead Books, 2008. published in UK as The Noonday Demon: A modern woman's struggle with soulweariness. Oxford, UK: Lion, 2009.

Kathleen Norris (born July 27, 1947) is a best-selling American poet and essayist. Norris was born in Washington, . Her parents, John Norris and Lois Totten, took her as a child to Hawaii, where she graduated from Punahou Preparatory School in 1965. New York: Riverhead Books, 2008. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Books, 2008. Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on discovering what matters (with Tim Scorer).

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. The Noonday Demon - Andrew Solomon. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life. The Noonday Demon: A Modern Woman’s Struggle with Soulweariness. Cassian and the Cardinal Vices. In In the Garden of Evil: The Vices and Culture in the Middle Ages.

Acedia and Meby By Kathleen NorrisRiverhead Books. Now I struggle with God!"

Acedia and Meby By Kathleen NorrisRiverhead Books. Leave it to Kathleen Norris to make an ancient and almost unknown word relevant to modern readers, believers or not. The poet and author of a number of best selling memoirs, such as The Cloister Walk and Dakota, which brought the wisdom of the desert monks and nuns and of the Rule of St. Benedict to bear on modern life, here brings close attention to her own experience and her immense reading to bear on exploring the nature of acedia, the noonday demon, as the basic temptation besetting the modern world. Now I struggle with God!"

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Items related to The Noonday Demon: A Modern Woman's Struggle with. Norris, Kathleen The Noonday Demon: A Modern Woman's Struggle with Soulweariness. ISBN 13: 9780745953663. Fascinated by this 'noonday demon' so familiar to the early Church, Norris read intensively and knew she must restore this forgotten but utterly important concept to the modern world's vernacular.

Kathleen Norris had written several much-loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning or summon the energy for daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia. She had discovered the word in an early Church text when she was in her thirties, and instantly recognized herself in a passage describing the affliction as sinking into a state of being unable to care. Fascinated by this 'noonday demon' so familiar to the early Church, Norris read intensively and knew she must restore this forgotten but utterly important concept to the modern world's vernacular. As Kathleen explains, 'restless boredom, frantic escapism, commitment phobia, and enervating despair that we struggle with today are the ancient demon of acedia in modern dress.'