Christians Among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics

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Christians among the Virtues investigates the distinctiveness of virtues as illuminated by Christian practice, using a discussion of Aristotle's ethics together with the work of significant contemporary scholars such as Alasdair MacIntyre and Martha Nussbaum.

Hauerwas and Pinches converse with, learn from, and also critically engage powerful and explicitly non-Christian accounts of virtue and then form a specifically Christian account of certain key virtues, including obedience, hope, courage, and patience. This book will deepen the current public debate about virtue by showing how different traditions and practices yield distinctive understandings of the virtues, and by articulating the particularity of virtues informed by Christian practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268008192
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,258,987
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Theological Reflections on Aristotelian Themes
1 On Being Temporally Happy 3
2 The Virtues of Happiness 17
3 Companions on the Way: The Necessity of Friendship 31
Pt. II Responses to Contemporary Revivals of Virtue
4 The Renewal of Virtue and the Peace of Christ 55
5 Friendship and Fragility 70
6 Pagan Virtue and Christian Prudence 89
Pt. III Christian Virtues Exemplified
7 On Developing Hopeful Virtues 113
8 Is Obedience a Virtue? 129
9 Courage Exemplified 149
10 Practicing Patience: How Christians Should Be Sick 166
Notes 179
Name Index 219
Subject Index 223
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