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Seven deadly sins

The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a classification of vices (part of Christian ethics) that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct Christians concerning fallen humanity's tendency to sin. [1]

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Aamon

Aamon (also Amon and Nahum), in demonology, is a Marquis of Hell who governs forty infernal legions.

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Abaddon

The Hebrew term Abaddon (אֲבַדּוֹן, 'Ǎḇaddōn), and its Greek equivalent Apollyon (Ἀπολλύων, Apollyon), appears in the Bible as both a place of destruction and as the name of an angel.

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Acedia

Acedia (also accidie or accedie, from Latin acedĭa, and this from Greek ἀκηδία, "negligence") describes a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with one's position or condition in the world.

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Anger

Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response.

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Apathy

Apathy (also called perfunctoriness) is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, and concern.

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Arishadvargas

In Hindu theology, Arishadvarga are the six passions of mind or desire: kama (lust), krodha (anger), lobh (greed), moha (attachment), mada or ahankar (pride) and matsarya (jealousy); the negative characteristics of which prevent man from attaining moksha or salvation.

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Asmodeus

Asmodeus (Ασμοδαίος, Asmodaios) or Ashmedai (אַשְמְדּאָי, ʾAšmədʾāy; see below for other variations) is a king of demons"Asmodeus" in The New Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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Authority

The word authority (Derived from the Latin word auctoritas) can be used to mean the right to exercise power given by the State (in the form of government, judges, police officers, etc.), or by academic knowledge of an area (someone can be an authority on a subject).

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Beelzebub

Beelzebub or Beel-Zebub (or; בַּעַל זְבוּב, Baʿal Zəvûv; بعل الذباب) is a contemporary name for the devil.

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Belphegor

In demonology, Belphegor (or Beelphegor, בַּעַל-פְּעוֹר baʿal-pəʿōr - Lord of the Gap) is a demon, and one of the seven princes of Hell, who helps people make discoveries.

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Boasting

Boasting or bragging is the act of making an ostentatious speech.

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Cardinal virtues

The cardinal virtues are a set of four virtues recognized in the writings of Classical Antiquity and, along with the theological virtues, also in Christian tradition.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

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Catholic Encyclopedia

The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church, also referred to as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia and the Original Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language encyclopedia published in the United States.

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Cenodoxus

Cenodoxus is one of several miracle plays by Jacob Bidermann, an early 17th-century German Jesuit and prolific playwright.

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Charity (virtue)

In Christian theology charity, Latin caritas, is by Thomas Aquinas understood as "the friendship of man for God", which "unites us to God".

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Chastity

Chastity is sexual behavior of a man or woman that is acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion.

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Chivalry

Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is a code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood which developed between 1170 and 1220.

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Christian ethics

Christian ethics is a branch of Christian theology that defines concepts of right (virtuous) and wrong (sinful) behavior from a Christian perspective.

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Christian views on sin

The doctrine of sin is central to Christianity, since its basic message is about redemption in Jesus Christ.

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Christianity Today

Christianity Today magazine is an evangelical Christian periodical that was founded in 1956 and is based in Carol Stream, Illinois.

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Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593) was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.

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Covet

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Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante (c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages.

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Demon

A demon, daemon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimonion), or fiend is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.

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Depression (mood)

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.

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Diligence

Diligence is steadfast application, assiduousness and industry; the virtue of hard work.

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Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia) is an epic poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321.

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Divine grace

Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions.

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Doctor Faustus (play)

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus, commonly referred to simply as Doctor Faustus, is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the German story Faust.

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Early Christianity

Early Christianity is the period of Christianity preceding the First Council of Nicaea in 325.

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Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser (1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.

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Enneagram of Personality

The Enneagram of Personality, or simply the Enneagram (from the Greek words ἐννέα and γράμμα), is a model of human personality which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types.

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Envy

Envy (from Latin invidia) is an emotion which "occurs when a person lacks another's superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it".

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Epistle to the Galatians

The Epistle to the Galatians, often shortened to Galatians, is the ninth book of the New Testament.

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Evagrius Ponticus

Evagrius Ponticus (Εὐάγριος ὁ Ποντικός, "Evagrius of Pontus"), also called Evagrius the Solitary (345-399 AD), was a Christian monk and ascetic.

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Feud

A feud, referred to in more extreme cases as a blood feud, vendetta, faida, beef, clan war, gang war, or private war, is a long-running argument or fight, often between social groups of people, especially families or clans.

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Five Thieves

In Sikhism, the Five Thieves (Panj Dosh or Panj Vikar) are the five major weaknesses of the human personality at variance with its spiritual essence, and are known as "thieves" because they steal a person's common sense.

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Fornication

Fornication is generally consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

is an anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

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Generosity

Generosity (also called largess or largesse) is the virtue of not being tied down by concerns about one's possessions.

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Gluttony

Gluttony, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste.

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Grace in Christianity

In Western Christian theology, grace has been defined, not as a created substance of any kind, but as "the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it", "the condescension or benevolence shown by God toward the human race".

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Greed

Definition (Adam Thompson) Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice, cupidity, or covetousness, is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort.

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Greek language

Greek or Hellenic (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, parts of northern and Eastern Anatolia and the South Caucasus, southern Italy, Albania and Cyprus.

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Hoard

In archaeology, a hoard, or "wealth deposit", is a collection of valuable objects or artifacts, sometimes purposely buried in the ground.

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Holy orders

In the Christian churches, holy orders are ordained ministries such as bishop, priest or deacon.

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Hubris

Hubris (also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις) means extreme pride or self-confidence.

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Humility

Humility (adjectival form: humble) is variously seen as the act or posture of lowering oneself in relation to others, or conversely, having a clear perspective and respect for one's place in context.

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Inferno (Dante)

Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy.

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John Cassian

Saint John Cassian (360 – 435 AD), John the Ascetic, or John Cassian the Roman, was a Christian monk and theologian celebrated in both the Western and Eastern Churches for his mystical writings.

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Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper (May 4, 1904 – November 6, 1997) was a German Catholic philosopher, at the forefront of the Neo-Thomistic wave in twentieth century Catholic philosophy.

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Justice

Justice, in its broadest context, includes both the attainment of that which is just and the philosophical discussion of that which is just.

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Kindness

Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others.

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Latin

Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Leviathan

Leviathan is a sea monster referenced in the Tanakh, or the Old Testament.

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Lollardy

Lollardy (Lollardry, Lollardism) was a political and religious movement that existed from the mid-14th century to the English Reformation.

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Lucifer

Lucifer is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in Isaiah.

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Lust

Lust is an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.

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Mammon

Mammon, in the New Testament of the Bible, is greed or material wealth, and in the Middle Ages was often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell.

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Melancholia

Black bile (µέλαινα χολή),Burton, Bk.

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Mephistopheles

Mephistopheles (also Mephistophilus, Mephistophilis, Mephostopheles, Mephisto, Mephastophilis and variants) is a demon featured in German folklore.

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Middle Ages

In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Mnemonic

A mnemonic (RpE:, AmE: the first "m" is silent), mnemonic device, or memory device is any learning technique that aids information retention in the human memory.

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Monk

A monk (from μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary" and Latin monachus) is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks.

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Mortal sin

Mortal sins (peccata mortalia) in Catholic theology are wrongful acts that condemn a person to Hell after death if unforgiven.

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Mystery play

Mystery plays (from the Latin "misterium" meaning "occupation") and miracle plays (they are distinguished as two different forms although the terms are often used interchangeably) are among the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe.

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Nafs

Nafs (نَفْس) is an Arabic word (cognate of the Hebrew word nefesh נפש) occurring in the Qur'an and means self, psycheNurdeen Deuraseh and Mansor Abu Talib (2005), "Mental health in Islamic medical tradition", The International Medical Journal 4 (2), p. 76-79 ego or soul.

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Narcissism

Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes.

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Original sin

Original sin, also called ancestral sin, is the Christian doctrine of humanity's state of sin resulting from the fall of man, stemming from Adam's rebellion in Eden.

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Overconsumption

Overconsumption is a situation where resource use has outpaced the sustainable capacity of the ecosystem.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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Paradiso (Dante)

Paradiso (Italian for "Paradise" or "Heaven") is the third and final part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno and the Purgatorio.

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Patience

Patience (or forbearing) is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on negative annoyance/anger; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties.

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Pazuzu

In Assyrian and Babylonian mythology, Pazuzu (sometimes Fazuzu or Pazuza) was the king of the demons of the wind, brother of Humbaba and son of the god Hanbi.

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Peter Binsfeld

Peter Binsfeld (alternate spelling Peter of Binsfeld, lat. Petrus Binsfeldius) (c. 1540 – 1598 or 1603), p. 86, Kessinger Publishing, 2003 was a German bishop and theologian.

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Philokalia

The Philokalia (φιλοκαλία "love of the beautiful, the good", from φιλία philia "love" and κάλλος kallos "beauty") is "a collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters" of the Eastern Orthodox hesychast tradition.

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Pietas

Pietas, translated variously as "duty", "religiosity" or "religious behavior", "loyalty", "devotion", or "filial piety" (English "piety" derives from the Latin), was one of the chief virtues among the ancient Romans.

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Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I (Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, Gregory had come to be known as 'the Great' by the late ninth century, a title which is still applied to him.

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Pride

Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings.

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Prostitution

Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit.

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Psychological manipulation

Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or abusive tactics.

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Purgatorio

Purgatorio (Italian for "Purgatory") is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy, following the Inferno, and preceding the Paradiso.

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Rage (emotion)

Rage (often called fury or frenzy) is a feeling of intense, violent, or growing anger.

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Revenge

Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived.

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Robbery

Robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force or threat of force or by putting the victim in fear.

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Roman Catholic devotions

Roman Catholic devotions are "external practices of piety" which are not part of the official liturgy of the Catholic Church but are part of the popular spiritual practices of Catholics.

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Sacrament

A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance.

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Sadness

Sadness (also called heavy-heartedness) is emotional pain associated with, or characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow.

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Satan

Satan (Hebrew: שָּׂטָן satan, meaning "adversary";http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13219-satan "Term used in the Bible with the general connotation of "adversary", being applied (1) to an enemy in war (I Kings v. 18; xi. 14, 23, 25), from which use is developed the concept of a traitor in battle (I Sam. xxix. 4); (2) to an accuser before the judgment-seat (Ps. cix. 6); and (3) to any opponent (II Sam. xix. 23). The word is likewise used to denote an antagonist who puts obstacles in the way, as in Num. xxii. 32, where the angel of God is described as opposing Balaam in the guise of a satan or adversary; so that the concept of Satan as a distinct being was not then known." Arabic: شيطان shaitan, meaning; "astray", "distant", or sometimes "devil") is a figure appearing in the texts of the Abrahamic religions who brings evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver who leads humanity astray.

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Self-esteem

In sociology and psychology, self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth.

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Selfishness

Selfishness is being concerned, sometimes excessively or exclusively, for oneself or one's own advantage, pleasure, or welfare, regardless of others.

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Semantic change

Semantic change (also semantic shift, semantic progression or semantic drift) is the evolution of word usage — usually to the point that the modern meaning is radically different from the original usage.

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Serenity (film)

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon.

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Seven (1995 film)

Seven (sometimes stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey and Kevin Spacey.

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Seven deadly sins

The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, is a classification of vices (part of Christian ethics) that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct Christians concerning fallen humanity's tendency to sin.

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Seven Social Sins

Seven Social Sins, sometimes called the Seven Blunders of the World, is a list that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925.

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Seven virtues

In the Catholic catechism, the seven Christian virtues or heavenly virtues refers to the union of two sets of virtues.

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Simony

Simony (pron. or) is the act of selling church offices and roles.

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Sloth (deadly sin)

Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins in Christian moral tradition, particularly within Catholicism, referring to laziness.

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Solomon

Solomon (ISO 259-3 Šlomo; ܫܠܝܡܘܢ Shlemun; سُليمان, also colloquially: or; Σολομών Solomōn), also called Jedidiah (Hebrew), was, according to the Bible (Book of Kings: 1 Kings 1–11; Book of Chronicles: 1 Chronicles 28–29, 2 Chronicles 1–9), Qur'an, and Hidden Words a king of Israel and the son of David.

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Sorrow (emotion)

Sorrow is an emotion, feeling, or sentiment.

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Spite (sentiment)

To spite is to intentionally annoy, hurt, or upset.

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Sufism

Sufism (تصوف, Ta'sawwuf), according to its adherents, is the inner mystical dimension of Islam.

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Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

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Summa Theologica

The Summa Theologiae (written 1265–1274 and also known as the Summa Theologica or simply the Summa) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274).

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Tazkiah

Tazkiah (تزكية) is an Arabic-Islamic term alluding to "tazkiyah al-nafs" meaning "purification of the self".

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Temperance (virtue)

Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint.

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Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of commandments which the Bible describes as being given to the Israelites by God at biblical Mount Sinai.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a remake of The Binding of Isaac developed by Nicalis and designed by Edmund McMillen.

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The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser.

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The Renaissance

The Renaissance is a period in Europe, from the 14th to the 17th century, considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history.

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The Seven Sins of Memory

The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers is a book (ISBN 0-618-21919-6) by Daniel Schacter, former chair of Harvard University's Psychology Department and a leading memory researcher.

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Theft

In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.

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Theological virtues

Theological virtues, in theology and Christian philosophy, are the character qualities associated with salvation, resulting from the grace of God, which enlightens the human mind.

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Thomas Aquinas

Tommaso d'Aquino, OP (1225 – 7 March 1274), also known as Thomas Aquinas, was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest who was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the "Doctor Angelicus" and "Doctor Communis".

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Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

"Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents" is an essay written by Edmund Burke, an 18th-century political theorist and philosopher.

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Tree of virtues and tree of vices

A tree of virtues (arbor virtutum) is a diagram used in medieval Christian tradition to display the relationships between virtues, usually juxtaposed with a tree of vices (arbor vitiorum) where the vices are treated in a parallel fashion.

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Trickster

In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphisation which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour.

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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.

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Vanity

Vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others.

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Venial sin

According to Roman Catholicism, a venial sin (meaning "forgivable" sin) is a lesser sin that does not result in a complete separation from God and eternal damnation in Hell as an unrepented mortal sin would.

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Vice

Vice is a practice, behavior, or habit generally considered immoral, sinful, depraved, or degrading in the associated society.

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Violence

Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional meaning of the word.

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Wealth

Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_deadly_sins

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