Virtue : Personal Formation and Social Transformation

Virtue ethics has an expanded role in contemporary moral theology. While continuing to engage the work of Thomas Aquinas and other historical sources to take up fundamental theological questions such as the relationship between human agency and divine grace, contemporary virtue ethics also provides...

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Main Author: Vogt, Christopher P. 1970- (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language: English
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Published: [2016]
In: Theological studies
Year: 2016, Volume: 77, Issue: 1, Pages: 181-196
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B Value ethics / Neurosciences / Moral psychology
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Summary: Virtue ethics has an expanded role in contemporary moral theology. While continuing to engage the work of Thomas Aquinas and other historical sources to take up fundamental theological questions such as the relationship between human agency and divine grace, contemporary virtue ethics also provides a helpful framework for examining the interplay among social context, personal formation, and social change. There has been growing interest in virtue in the fields of neuroscience and anthropology. The author surveys examples of how theologians have drawn fruitfully from those fields, arguing that a more expansive interdisciplinary engagement would enhance theological understandings of virtue, formation, and social transformation.
ISSN: 2169-1304
DOI: 10.1177/0040563915620509
Persistent identifiers: DOI "10.1177/0040563915620509"