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Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues

Living Between Heaven and Earth
  • By Mark R. Wynn
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Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues develops a philosophical appreciation of the spiritual life. The book shows how a certain conception of spiritual good, one that is rooted in Thomas Aquinas's account of infused moral virtue, can generate a distinctive vision of human life and the
possibilities for spiritual fulfilment. Wynn examines the character of the goods to which spiritual traditions are directed; the structure of such traditions, including the connection between their practical and creedal commitments; the relationship between the various vocabularies that are used to
describe, from the insider's perspective, progress in the spiritual life; the significance of tradition as an epistemic category; and the question of what it takes for a spiritual tradition to be handed on from one person to another. In his account of the virtues, Aquinas shows how our relations to
the everyday world can be folded into our relationship to the divine or sacred reality otherwise conceived. In this sense, he offers a vision of how it is possible to live between heaven and earth. Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues considers how that vision can be extended across the central
domains of human thought and experience, and how it can deepen and diversify our understanding of what it is for a human life to be lived well.
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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780198862949
    • Manufacturer: Oxford Univ Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780198862949
    • Publication Date: 08/25/2020
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Mark R. Wynn
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.06 pounds

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