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

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

by Stanley Hauerwas, Charles Pinches
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268008191

ISBN-13: 9780268008192

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268008192
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,237,577
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. ITheological Reflections on Aristotelian Themes
1On Being Temporally Happy3
2The Virtues of Happiness17
3Companions on the Way: The Necessity of Friendship31
Pt. IIResponses to Contemporary Revivals of Virtue
4The Renewal of Virtue and the Peace of Christ55
5Friendship and Fragility70
6Pagan Virtue and Christian Prudence89
Pt. IIIChristian Virtues Exemplified
7On Developing Hopeful Virtues113
8Is Obedience a Virtue?129
9Courage Exemplified149
10Practicing Patience: How Christians Should Be Sick166
Notes179
Name Index219
Subject Index223

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