What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain mere caricatures that shame and exclude. The world, however, is not divided up into priests and convicts, saints and sinners, virtuous and vicious people. Much of the time, we live between the boundaries of vice and virtue. The Cardinal and the Deadly challenges simplistic bifurcations in order to reimagine a more faithful, hopeful, and loving life. It adopts a unique approach to examining the virtues and vices by pairing them in unexpected ways to reveal something significant about being human. Hope redirects greed; wisdom corrects pride; faith enlivens sloth. Bringing ancient and contemporary authors into dialogue, the book offers a concrete and accessible introduction to virtue ethics for students, pastors, and churches. Its ultimate goal is to engage the reader's intellect and imagination, so that we may respond creatively to the ethical challenges of living together.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-07 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Faith. Love. Family. Power. Success. Goodness. Generosity. Could these virtues ever become stumbling blocks to your Christian walk? Todd Outcalt explores the fine line between virtues and vices, uncovering ways our flawed priorities can masquerade as healthy religious goals and showing us how to reorient ourselves toward truly virtuous living.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
This volume contains 15 eye-opening essays which probe the assumptions and values - ethical, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and inevitably political - of what Bloom has found to be the most complicated, challenging, and satisfying aspects of her loves and labours.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-03 - Publisher: iUniverse
Stephanie Burton is dripping in degrees—both academic and professional. And, she’s drop-dead gorgeous. Hers is a voice that pierces the din and circus antics of cable news broadcasting; she conveys genuine compassion and civility to her growing audience, compelling viewers to reach higher, behave more nobly. Eventually, she’s hailed as