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Faith and Virtue Formation: Christian Philosophy in Aid of Becoming Good

ISBN : 9780192895349

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Author: 
Adam C. Pelser; W. Scott Cleveland
Pages
320 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jun 2021
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The Christian tradition offers a robust and compelling vision of what it is for human life to be lived well. Faith and Virtue Formation articulates various aspects of that vision in ways that will deepen understanding of the virtues and virtue formation. The collection considers the value of studying the vices for moral formation; the importance of emotion and agency in virtue formation; the connections between certain disabilities and virtue; the roles of divine grace, liturgy, worship, and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in Christian virtue formation; the formation of infused virtues, including the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love; the roles of friendship and the communal life of the Church in cultivating virtue; and new philosophical and theological reflections on some largely neglected virtues. Offering an interdisciplinary approach, the contributors draw on philosophical, theological, and biblical wisdom, along with insights from contemporary psychology and rich narrative examples, in aid of becoming good. By providing deeply insightful and edifying reflections on the prospects, processes, and practices of moral and spiritual formation, this volume demonstrates that moral philosophy not only illuminates, but it can also guide and inspire the formation of virtue.

Index: 

List of Contributors
Adam C. Pelser and W. Scott Cleveland: Introduction
PART I. THE CAPITAL VICES TRADITION IN AID OF VIRTUE FORMATION
1 Robert B. Kruschwitz: Why We Should Teach Undergraduates about Vice
2 Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung: What Are You Guarding? Virtuous Anger and Lifelong Practice
PART II. EMOTION AND AGENCY IN VIRTUE FORMATION
3 Kevin Timpe: Emotion, Executive Dysfunction, and Agency: Can Emotional Disability impair an Agent's Likelihood of Virtue?
4 Ryan West: Willpower and the Cultivation of Virtues
PART III. GOD AND VIRTUE FORMATION
5 Jennifer A. Herdt: Augustine on Grace and Worship in Virtue Formation
6 Steven L. Porter and Brandon Rickabaugh: The Sanctifying Work of the Holy Spirit in Christian Virtue Formation
PART IV. ON THE FORMATION OF THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES
7 Angela McKay Knobel: An Instinct for the Divine: Faith and the Formation of Infused Virtue
8 Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung: Practicing Hope
9 Adam C. Pelser: Cultivating Christian Love
PART V. FORMATIONAL REFLECTIONS ON SOME NEGLECTED VIRTUES
10 Christian B. Miller: Cultivating Honesty
11 Jason Baehr: Two Concepts of Intellectual Humility
12 Heidi Chamberlin Giannini: On Graciousness
13 C. Stephen Evans: Accountability as Part of the Human Moral Condition and as a Virtue

About the author: 

Adam C. Pelser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the United States Air Force Academy. His research interests include ethics, the moral psychology of emotion and virtue, and philosophical theology. ; W. Scott Cleveland is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Director of Catholic Studies at the University of Mary. His research interests include ethics, philosophy of religion, and moral psychology, especially the study of virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life.

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