Psychomachia The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (Battle for the Soul), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alledged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger, liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth. Cited from Website: Deadly Sins: http://deadlysins.com/virtues.html

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