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Virtues for Ordinary Christians by James F. Keenan

Title Virtues for Ordinary Christians
Author James F. Keenan
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 1996
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 140
ISBN 9781556129087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book offers virtue as the starting point for doing moral reflection and for giving moral advice.Taking familiar patterns from ordinary life, Keenan weaves one virtue after another through the fabric of human existence.

Moral Wisdom by James F. Keenan

Title Moral Wisdom
Author James F. Keenan
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2010
Category Religion
Total Pages 197
ISBN 9781442202979
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

At a time when religion and spirituality have been divorced from one another and morality and ethics are viewed as being confining rather than liberating, Fr. James Keenan has developed a new edition to his beloved book Moral Wisdom. There are new discussions of social sin and Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical Caritas in Veritate, a clearer exploration of Jesus in the New Testament, and new study questions at the end of each chapter. 'Moral wisdom, ' as Fr. Keenan calls it, is the distinctive gift of the Catholic tradition, a gift that helps us discern what values to pursue and which virtues to embody on the path to becoming who we really are and who God calls us to be. Fr. Keenan uses a conversational style filled with stories and examples to open the treasure trove of resources in the Catholic tradition for developing moral wisdom. He lifts up the lessons on love, conscience, sin, and suffering, helping readers connect with the formative influences of the Catholic heritage and appreciate what gives meaning to our lives and what enhances our relationships with friends and family

Priesthood in the Modern World by Karen Sue Smith

Title Priesthood in the Modern World
Author Karen Sue Smith
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 1999
Category Religion
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9781580510554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Coming to terms with more than cultural shifts and 'grim statistics, ' this collection of essays looks at the challenge of priestly ministry that is collaborative and communal

The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes by Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan

Title The Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes
Author Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release 2012
Category Religion
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1442215542
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Core markets: SS8200 Bible Study (MDR 1362 total college faculty), SS8500 Religious Ethics (1043 total faculty)

Virtue and the Moral Life by William Werpehowski

Title Virtue and the Moral Life
Author William Werpehowski
Publisher Lexington Books
Release 2014-07-22
Category Religion
Total Pages 226
ISBN 0739182323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The scope of interest and reflection on virtue and the virtues is as wide and deep as the questions we can ask about what makes a moral agent’s life decent, or noble, or holy rather than cruel, or base, or sinful; or about the conditions of human character and circumstance that make for good relations between family members, friends, workers, fellow citizens, and strangers, and the sorts of conditions that do not. Clearly these questions will inevitably be directed to more finely grained features of everyday life in particular contexts. Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives takes up these questions. In its ten timely and original chapters, it considers the specific importance of virtue ethics, its public significance for shaping a society’s common good, the value of civic integrity, warfare and returning soldiers’ sense of enlarged moral responsibility, the care for and agency of children in contemporary secular consumer society, and other questions involving moral failure, humility, and forgiveness.

Title Common Callings and Ordinary Virtues
Author Brent Waters
Publisher Baker Academic
Release 2022-05-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1493432575
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Every day, we do commonplace things and interact with ordinary people without giving them much thought. This volume offers a theological guide to thinking Christianly about the ordinary nature of everyday life. Leading ethicist Brent Waters shows that the activities and relationships we think of as mundane are actually expressions of love of neighbor that are vitally important to our wellbeing. We live out the Christian gospel in the contexts that define us and in the routine chores, practices, activities, and social settings that give ordinary life meaning. It is in those contexts that we discover what we were created for, to be, and to become.

Virtues Abounding by Mark O’Keefe OSB

Title Virtues Abounding
Author Mark O’Keefe OSB
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2019-01-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 122
ISBN 1532644205
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Living a morally good life today is a challenge. But we become fully and authentically human precisely by the decisions we make every day--some of them relatively simple, others complex and difficult. Once a choice is made, we still must claim the moral resolve and strength of character to implement it. Virtues are precisely the sustained habits that help us maneuver life's many choices and to become the good people that we want to be. St. Thomas Aquinas offers the classic Christian presentation of the four principal virtues of prudence, justice, courage, and temperance. But these are precisely cardinal or "hinge" virtues that provide the foundational framework for Aquinas's much broader presentation of a multitude of other virtues. Neglect of this larger array of moral attitudes for good living would miss the breadth of Aquinas's insights into a human life truly well-lived. Virtues Abounding explores, in contemporary language, the practical insights that Aquinas offers for the moral life today. Whether in university, seminary, or adult faith formation settings--whether for a deeper intellectual understanding of virtues or for personal reflection and growth--Virtues Abounding will provide new insight into a classic but too often overlooked storehouse of moral riches.

Title Wealth Virtue and Moral Luck
Author Kate Ward
Publisher Georgetown University Press
Release 2021
Category Christian ethics
Total Pages 280
ISBN 1647121388
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In this book, Kate Ward addresses the issue of inequality from the perspective of Christian virtue ethics. Her unique contribution is to argue that moral luck, our individual life circumstances, affects one's ability to pursue virtue. She argues that economic status functions as moral luck and impedes the ability of both the wealthy and the impoverished to pursue virtues such as prudence, justice, and temperance. The book presents social science evidence that inequality reduces empathy for others' suffering, and increases violence, fear, and the desire to punish others. For the wealthy, inequality creates "hyperagency" - abundant freedom, power, and choice beyond that enjoyed by other members of society. For the poor, scarcity of time, money, and other important goods can also impair their ability to pursue virtue. Having established the theological harm caused by inequality, Ward then makes the argument that both individual Christians and Christian communities have obligations to address the impact of inequality. As individuals, Christians should pursue what Ward calls encounter, conversion, and contentment. Encounter means genuinely reaching out to the less fortunate and spending enough time to get to know individuals as human beings. For Ward, conversion means informing oneself about the realities of poverty and inequality. Contentment means being satisfied with one's position and not striving for more material wealth. Christian communities, in Ward's view, have obligations to pursue political action, tithing, and aid, and to foster encounters in parishes and educational settings"--

Christian Ethics by Bernard Hoose

Title Christian Ethics
Author Bernard Hoose
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2000-04-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1441144927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is about the state of moral theology today. It is written by an international team of academics including Tom Deidun, Gerard J. Hughes, Jospeh Selling, Charles E. Curran, James F. Keenan, Richard M. Gula and Karen Lebacqz, among them some of the best-known Christian ethicists in the English-speaking world. It is scholarly and authoritative, and it is unique in that it brings together in one volume, for the first time, all the main themes in fundamental and applied moral theology. The essays are framed by an introduction which acknowledges the major recent developments in the field, and observes that denominational differences in Biblical interpretation do not overcome the fact that, for most, Scripture alone does not provide a sufficient basis for Christian ethics. Therein lies the need for this volume, which explores different topics pertaining to Christian ethics and draws on theories and understandings formed across the centuries.

Title A Christian Education in the Virtues
Author James Arthur
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-06-24
Category Education
Total Pages 200
ISBN 100041714X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A Christian Education in the Virtues examines the connection between human nature and human flourishing. It draws on ancient and medieval sources to explore the formation of the person based on a Christian anthropology, emphasising the communal nature of the virtuous life and provides a richer approach to the question of contemporary character education. The book argues that the only way to understand and construct our character virtues is to have a clear picture of what is the purpose and meaning of human life. It highlights the importance of engaging with moral issues and makes the case that, for Christian educators, human flourishing is inseparable from God’s active relationship to human beings. The book also explores a teleological approach to character education goals. To educate the whole person in the light of an all-embracing Christian worldview is challenged by secular and liberal ideology and is often seen as irrational to the modern mind. Overall, the text seeks to demonstrate that many aspects of a Neo-Aristotelian-Thomist theoretical underpinning for Christian character education holds out a viable option for Christians. It therefore argues the case for the educational potential of Christian character education. This important book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and students in the fields of character and virtue education, religious education and the philosophy of education. The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-mono/10.4324/9781003141877, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.