Definition Essay-ENVY

Definition Essay-ENVY - Shirae Butler PHI 1308.03...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Shirae Butler PHI 1308.03 Definition Essay- ENVY Originally during Aquinas times, the eleventh century, he has Envy and Acedia grouped together as tristitia. The definition of tristitia is sadness, which is the root of both of these vices. Aquinas defines Envy as sadness over the good, glory, or happiness of another. He explains in his answer to the question “Is Envy a sin?” , that evil has the nature of repelling good; that is why envy is evil. That is its kind. It repels good because a person becomes chagrined at the happiness of someone else, he says in answer to “Is Envy a Mortal Sin?”, even though we are to love one’s neighbor. One who is surpassed by another in glory or happiness and grieves over it, exemplifies Envy. Envy directly effects charity, charity of God and neighbor. This is what ties us to God, and when we are envious, this is broken. Because of this definition, envy is a mortal sin. Envy should not be confused with zeal which is to be saddened because one is not doing as good as a neighbor. Or to be
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Definition Essay-ENVY - Shirae Butler PHI 1308.03...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online