The Many Faces of Virtue is a personable collection of 48 short essays on the virtues, each no longer than six pages. Dr. DeMarco breathes life to the virtues with both historical and living anecdotes from the lives of such as great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.
Dr. DeMarco’s vast knowledge of philosophy, literature, contemporary life, and politics helps him portray the virtues so that readers get to know them personally. The easy-to-read style of this entertaining book will make it a popular choice for any reader.
Dr. DeMarco divides the book into groups of personal, interpersonal, social, and sacred virtues. While some people may not think of some of these as virtues—for instance, lightheartedness, decency, and solidarity—DeMarco shows how they contribute to personal holiness.
Dr. Donald DeMarco is professor of philosophy at St. Jerome's University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a member of the American Bioethics Advisory Commission. He is the author of numerous books and has written hundreds of articles for both popular and scholarly publications. He received his MA and Ph.D. degrees from St. John's University in New York, and has studied at the Gregorian University in Rome. He resides with his wife and children in Kitchener, Ontario.