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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Chapter I. How our seventh combat is against the spirit of vainglory, and what its nature.

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Chapter I.

How our seventh combat is against the spirit of vainglory, and what its nature.

Our seventh combat is against the spirit of κενοδοξία, which we may term vain or idle glory: a spirit that takes many shapes, and is changeable and subtle, so that it can with difficulty, I will not say be guarded against, but be seen through and discovered even by the keenest eyes.

Next: Chapter II. How vainglory attacks a monk not only on his carnal, but also on his spiritual side.

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