Why Faith Is a Virtue by Philip D. SmithWhy Faith Is a Virtue by Philip D. Smith

Why Faith Is a Virtue

byPhilip D. Smith

Hardcover | March 10, 2014

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Description:What is faith? In what ways might faith be a virtue, a component of a life well lived? How might faith be corrupted and become a vice?In Why Faith Is a Virtue, Philip D. Smith builds on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Robert Adams to argue that faith contributes to human excellence. To make the argument, Smith sorts through conflicting possible ""faiths"" and shows how some of them are not virtues at all. Nevertheless, he argues that faith, properly understood, contributes to crucial human practices: scientific research, social reform, and parenting. He explains how and why faith is a virtue.
Title:Why Faith Is a VirtueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:182 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:March 10, 2014Publisher:Wipf and Stock PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1498216226

ISBN - 13:9781498216227

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