In William's terminology, humans are born with natural virtues, persons can increase virtue by making it habitual (consuetudinal virtues), and some virtues come only by God's grace (gratuitous virtues). The interaction between the Aristotelian and Augustinian accounts of virtue is a major complementary theme of this work.
This book offers valuable insights into mediaeval thought on the virtues.
|Publisher:||Marquette University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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About the Author
Roland J. Teske, S.J., Donald J. Schuenke Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1973), specializes in St. Augustine and medieval philosophers, especially William of Auvergne and Henry of Ghent. He has translated 10 volumes of works of St. Augustine, 4 volumes of works of William of Auvergne, and 3 volumes of works of Henry of Ghent.
He has published over 50 articles on Augustine, over a dozen on William, and several on Henry. He has given the St. Augustine Lecture at Villanova and the Aquinas Lecture at Marquette University. He has been visiting professor at Santa Clara University, John Carroll University, and Villanova University.