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Longing for the Good Life

Virtue Ethics After Protestantism
  • By Brian Brock, Pieter Vos, Susan F. Parsons
$47.49
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This book argues that Protestant theological ethics not only reveals basic virtue ethical characteristics, but also contributes significantly to a viable contemporary virtue ethics. Pieter Vos demonstrates that post-Reformation theological ethics still understands the good in terms of the good life, takes virtues as necessary for living the good life and considers human nature as a source of moral knowledge.

Vos approaches Protestant theology as an important bridge between pre-modern virtue ethics, shaped by Aristotle and transformed by Augustine of Hippo, and late modern understandings of morality. The volume covers a range of topics, going from eudaimonism and Calvinist ethics to Reformed scholastic virtue ethics and character formation in the work of S ren Kierkegaard. The author shows how Protestantism has articulated other-centered virtues from a theology of grace, affirmed ordinary life and emphasized the need of transformation of this life and its orders. Engaging with philosophy of the art of living, Neo-Aristotelianism and exemplarist ethics, he develops constructive contributions to a contemporary virtue ethics.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780567696830
    • Manufacturer: T & T Clark Us
    • Author: Brian Brock
    • Author: Susan F. Parsons
    • Author: Pieter Vos
    • ISBN 13: 9780567696830
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2022
    • Format: Paperback
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