Vainglory (Latin, vanagloria) is unjustified boasting. Pope Gregory viewed it as a kind of pride, so he folded vainglory into pride for their set of sins. Based on Thomas Aquinas, it’s the progenitor of envy.
The Latin term gloria roughly means boasting, although its English cognate вЂ“ glory вЂ“ has arrived to own an solely good meaning; historically, the expression vain roughly meant futile (a meaning retained within the modern phrase “in vain”), but by the 14th century had arrived at have the strong narcissistic undertones, so it nevertheless keeps today. As a consequence of these semantic modifications, vainglory is actually a hardly ever utilized term by itself, and it is now commonly interpreted as discussing vanity ( in its contemporary narcissistic feeling). Continue reading Detail of Pride through the Seven Deadly Sins together with Four final Things by Hieronymous Bosch, c. 1500