Christians Among The Virtues: Theological Conversations Modern Ethics

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byStanley Hauerwas

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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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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 pow...

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of In Good Company, Vision and Virtue, A Community of Character, and Character and the Christian Life, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Charles Pinches is professor of theology and religious studies at the Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 12, 2015Publisher:University of Notre Dame Press

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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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“This is a must read for those interested in Hauerwas’ work and/or in the Christian appropriation of Aristotelian virtue ethics.” —Theological Studies