Title

Sleep, sloth, and sanctification.

Publication Date

Fall 2013

Abstract

/ develop a spiritual theology of the physical act of sleep. The spiritual significance of the physical act of sleep ought to be a relational trust that recognizes my place as a creature that depends on the grace of a self-sufficient provider. After distinguishing this topic from other related themes, / develop a theological anthropology of sleep by considering how sleep brings glory to God and by placing sleep within the redemption narrative. / explore sleep as a spiritual practice and investigate the theme of sleep as trust in Scripture. I explore a spiritual danger associated with sleep, the capital vice of sloth, and show how the traditional conception of this vice further illumines the spiritual significance of sleep.

Keywords

Sleep--Religious aspects; Theological anthropology

Publication Title

Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

255

Last Page

272

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