ISBN-10:
0878406212
ISBN-13:
9780878406210
Pub. Date:
01/21/1997
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
The Christian Case For Virtue Ethics

The Christian Case For Virtue Ethics

by Joseph J. Kotva Jr.Joseph J. Kotva Jr.

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Overview

Despite the growing interest among philosphers and theologians in virtue ethics, its proponents have done little to suggest why Christians in particular find virtue ethics attractive. Joseph J. Kotva, Jr., shows that virtue theory offers an ethical framework that is highly compatible with Christian morality. Ecumenical in tone, this book provides a thorough but accessible introduction to recent philosophical accounts of virtue and offers an orginial, explicitly Christian adaptation of these ideas.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878406210
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 01/21/1997
Series: Moral Traditions and Moral Arguments Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,037,438
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph J. Kotva Jr. received his doctorate in theology and ethics from Fordham University. He is pastor of the First Mennonite Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Christian Morality and Virtue Ethics

1. The Return to Virtue Ethics

2. What Is Virtue Ethics

3. Needed: A Christian Case for Virtue Ethics

4. Theological Links

5. Biblical Connections

6. Theological and Biblical Objections

7. Conclusion: An Appeal for a Christian Virtue Ethic

Index

What People are Saying About This

Allen Verhey

This excellent new book should be welcomed by readers looking for an introduction to virtue ethics, celebrated by those looking for an apology for virtue ethics, and prized by those looking for a constructive Christian account of virtue ethics.

From the Publisher

"Anyone looking for a good book to read on the recent return to virtue' in moral theory should begin with Kotva. Not only has he read everything that has been written on the subject but even more, he has read it well. His accounts of recent philosophical discussions are as interesting and well done as his constructive theological task. His use of Scripture is particularly noteworthy."—Stanley M. Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University

"This excellent new book should be welcomed by readers looking for an introduction to virtue ethics, celebrated by those looking for an apology for virtue ethics, and prized by those looking for a constructive Christian account of virtue ethics."—Allen Verhey, The Evert J. and Hattie E. Blekkink Professor of Religion, Hope College

Stanley M. Hauerwas

Anyone looking for a good book to read on the recent 'return to virtue' in moral theory should begin with Kotva. Not only has he read everything that has been written on the subject but even more, he has read it well. His accounts of recent philosophical discussions are as interesting and well done as his constructive theological task. His use of Scripture is particularly noteworthy.

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