Pride

Pride Of the seven deadly sins pride is the only one with a virtuous side It is certainly a good thing to have pride in one s country in one s community in oneself But when taken too far as Michael Eric

  • Title: Pride
  • Author: Michael Eric Dyson
  • ISBN: 9780195312102
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pride

    Of the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side It is certainly a good thing to have pride in one s country, in one s community, in oneself But when taken too far, as Michael Eric Dyson shows in Pride, these virtues become deadly sins Dyson, named by Ebony magazine as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, here looks at the many dimensiOf the seven deadly sins, pride is the only one with a virtuous side It is certainly a good thing to have pride in one s country, in one s community, in oneself But when taken too far, as Michael Eric Dyson shows in Pride, these virtues become deadly sins Dyson, named by Ebony magazine as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, here looks at the many dimensions of pride Ranging from Augustine and Aquinas, MacIntyre and Hauerwas, to Niebuhr and King, Dyson offers a thoughtful, multifaceted look at this virtuous vice He probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture Dyson discusses how black pride keeps blacks from being degraded and excluded by white pride, which can be invisible, unspoken, but nonetheless very powerful Dyson also offers a moving glimpse into the teachers and books that shaped his personal pride and vocation Dyson also looks at less savory aspects of national pride Since 9 11, he notes, we have had to close ranks But the collective embrace of all things American, to the exclusion of anything else, has taken the place of a much richer, much enduring, much profound version of love of country This unchecked pride asserts the supremacy of America above all others elevating our national beliefs above any moral court in the world and attacking critics of American foreign policy as unpatriotic and even traitorous Hubris, temerity, arrogance the unquestioned presumption that one s way of life defines how everyone else should live pride has many destructive manifestations In this engaging and energetic volume, Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation s foremost public intellectuals, illuminates this many sided human emotion, one that can be an indispensable virtue or a deadly sin.

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    1. Drew Bennett

      An interesting look at pride, but falling into the error of defining pride as thinking too much of yourself, rather than thinking of yourself too much. The frame of race relations was helpful but ultimately too reductionistic.

    2. Paulo

      Too slanted. Reads more like a manifesto of afro-american civil struggles, which is a pity. It should have been more about the follies of society on the whole.

    3. Gabriel Conroy

      This book is part of a poorly executed series of books written by seven of the "brightest minds of our time" to bring seven deadly sins up to date for modernity or whatever. The series is poorly executed because the contributing authors neglect--as in fail to address--the more traditional theological approaches to these sins and because these authors' attempts to bring these sins up to date often end up in either diluted versions of the original theological approach or they veer off into irrelev [...]

    4. Mark Valentine

      Dyson steers right down the middle of PCI'll explain later.He opens by outlining the religious and philosophical roots of pride, vainglory, hubris, and its variations, but he settles on Aristotle's term for healthy pride: "proper pride." Proper pride has the balance of self-respect and dignity that shows maturity, depth, conscience, and responsibility. From there, each chapter takes a different turn; first, his personal journey of pride, consisting of his personal reading list in his formative y [...]

    5. Dottie

      As ho-hum a reaction as I had to the earlier volume of this series ( the one on sloth) and as mixed as the reviews of Pride were, I had no idea where I would land after having read this. I'm with the praise side -- for every quibble I might have muttered under my breath, there were probably ten emphatic yeses uttered to far otuweigh the quibbles. I am sure there are plenty of passages which could be pulled out of this and one person will get livid in rebuttal and another will be nodding in agree [...]

    6. Courtney (Life as a Convert)

      I typically just leave my stars and move on, but since I am giving this book such a low rating, I thought I better explain. I was expecting this book to be about society's struggle with Pride. Instead, all I am getting is that white pride is bad and black pride is good and that black people who "do good" are trying to be like white people. I gave up after this sentence "Rick black folk can be every bit as coy, sophisticated, snobbish, high-handed, mean-spirited, self-concerned, and pretentious a [...]

    7. Harvey

      - this is my least favorite of the Oxford Press 'Seven Deadly Sins' series that I have read so far- Dyson, an ordained Baptist Minister and a professor of Religious Studies and African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, heavily concentrates the book around the concepts of racial pride and black pride, almost to the exclusion of every other notion of pride- I've read "Envy" and "Lust" from this same series - still have "Anger", "Greed", "Sloth", and "Gluttony" to go

    8. Julia

      More thought-provoking than "Sloth", from the same series. The author argues both for and against pride in a series of essays that reflect on his African-American heritage and the ways in which pride can be both necessary and damaging. If you've ever felt speechless in the face of an idea like "white pride", this will help put some form to your feelings that not all pride is healthy--nor is all humility.

    9. Gloria

      This book is different from the first that I read in this series, and was different and excellent because of its difference. Found myself many times while reading this thinking how articulate that point was regarding issues of race and pride. Particularly thought his contrasting of Denzel Washington's Oscar acceptance with Halle Berry's very helpful. Worth a re-read at some point.

    10. Melissa

      A great short examination of black pride, white pride, patriotism, and nationalism. One of the better books in this series.

    11. Anna

      Very interesting meditation on the twin sides of pride--how it can be both a virtue and a vice--by one of my favorite social critics. Dyson uses race and nationalism vs. patriotism as his lenses.

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