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A seven-part series exploring the capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history's worst perpetrators.
Season 1, Episode 7
January 4, 2009
Conclusion. Examining pride and some of history's opposing perceptions of the vice, from Dante considering it the greatest sin to the Romans and Vikings viewing it as a virtue.
Season 1, Episode 6
January 3, 2009
Part 6 of 7. Anger is the subject. Included: Moses' moments of rage; the Spartan warriors' practice of meditation to dispel anger before battles; and theories regarding the origin of anger.
Season 1, Episode 5
January 2, 2009
Part 5 of 7. Greed is examined. Included: biblical teachings on the vice by Moses and Jesus; the thoughts of Aristotle; and economist Adam Smith's theory that greed was fundamental to capitalism.
Season 1, Episode 4
January 1, 2009
Part 4 of 7. The sin of sloth is explored.
Season 1, Episode 3
December 31, 2008
Part 3 of 7. Gluttony is the focus.
Season 1, Episode 2
December 30, 2008
Part 2 of 7. Envy is examined.
Season 1, Episode 1
December 29, 2008
The sin of lust is examined in the opener of a seven-part series exploring the seven capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history's worst perpetrators.
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