History Alive

Season 3 Episode 29

Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Aired Unknown Dec 30, 2008 on The History Channel
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Seven Deadly Sins: Envy
The medieval philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas said that those guilty of the sin of envy take "pleasure at another's misfortune." Italian writer Dante characterized the envious as "sinners [who] have their eyes sewn shut because they enjoyed watching others brought low." The sin of envy has led to murder, revolution and even the fall of empires. Yet in today's image-saturated world, has the sin of envy gone from vice to virtue?moreless

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