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The Recovery of Virtue: The Relevance of Aquinas for Christian Ethics

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In this book, Jean Porter attempts to reconstruct the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas' 'Summa Theologiae' in the light of the problematics of contemporary Christian ethics, Protestant as well as Catholic - in hope to contribute to the discussion of those problematics as well as offer some insight into the work of Aquinas itself.

"Thought-provoking and a challenge to everyone who struggles with moral theory and the specification of adequate moral norms." - Margaret Farley, Yale University.
"Remarkably rich, compellingly clear" - Theological Studies.
"In spite of the rampant claims that we live in a post-modernist, deconstructed intellectual environment, it is more than fascinating that this brilliant, young, female scholar makes Thomas Aquinas come alive as a cogent, pertinent, engaging partner in a dialogue with modernity. Porter exposes the thinness of much contemporary moral philosophy. She has to be congratulated - and read, even if you argue with her all the way." - Max L Stackhouse.

Book showing some signs of wear, no markings on the inside, back cover slightly bent backwards.

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Author(s):
Jean Porter
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Used: good
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9.3 x 6.2 in.
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
0281047324
ISBN-13:
9780281047321
Number of pages:
208
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Title:
The Recovery of Virtue

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In this book, Jean Porter attempts to reconstruct the moral theory of Thomas Aquinas' 'Summa Theologiae' in the light of the problematics of contemporary Christian ethics, Protestant as well as Catholic - in hope to contribute to the discussion of those problematics as well as offer some insight into the work of Aquinas itself.

"Thought-provoking and a challenge to everyone who struggles with moral theory and the specification of adequate moral norms." - Margaret Farley, Yale University.
"Remarkably rich, compellingly clear" - Theological Studies.
"In spite of the rampant claims that we live in a post-modernist, deconstructed intellectual environment, it is more than fascinating that this brilliant, young, female scholar makes Thomas Aquinas come alive as a cogent, pertinent, engaging partner in a dialogue with modernity. Porter exposes the thinness of much contemporary moral philosophy. She has to be congratulated - and read, even if you argue with her all the way." - Max L Stackhouse.

Book showing some signs of wear, no markings on the inside, back cover slightly bent backwards.

Author(s):
Jean Porter
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 in.
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0281047324
ISBN-13:
9780281047321
Number of pages:
208
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Title:
The Recovery of Virtue

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