Virtue ReformedVirtue Reformed

The questions posed by the Christian virtue tradition were far from silenced by the Reformation; indeed, in many ways, the discussion within sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Reformed ethics continued to be cast in terms of the extent ...

Author: Stephen A. Wilson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004143005


Page: 406

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Drawing on Protestant scholasticism, Puritan "precisionism," and virtue ethics, "Virtue Reformed" offers a comprehensive rereading of the ethical position of American philosopher-theologian Jonathan Edwards and his fascinating struggle to be both forwarder of the Reformation and participant in the Enlightenment.

Reformed Virtue After BarthReformed Virtue After Barth

Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition Kirk J. Nolan. Sabbath keeping, 2, 23, 35, 43, 65, 116 sacrifice, 25–26, 126, 129 salvation, 5–6, 23–28, 33–34, 58, 75, 84–89, 92, 95–109, 151n14, 157n41 sanctification, holiness, ...

Author: Kirk J. Nolan

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780664260200


Page: 192

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With its focus on the traditions and communities that form us over the course of a lifetime, virtue ethics has richly expanded our understanding of what the Christian life can look like. Yet its emphasis on human virtues and habits of mind and life seems inconsistent with the Reformed tradition's insistence that sin lies at the heart of the human condition. For this reason, virtue ethics seems out of place in Reformed theology, especially in the company of the Reformed tradition's greatest twentieth-century theologian, Karl Barth. In this new addition to the Columbia Series in Reformed Theology, Kirk Nolan argues that Barth's theology actually proves virtue ethics can be compatible with the Reformed tradition. Rather than see virtue as an inevitable and natural process of growth, Barth helps us understand that development in the Christian life comes through a process of repetition and renewal, and that all virtue comes solely as a gift from God. Nolan establishes an important bridge between Reformed moral teaching and the tradition of virtue ethics.

Religious Thought in England from the Reformation to the End of Last CenturyReligious Thought in England from the Reformation to the End of Last Century

It is , however , admitted that the hope of reward or the Rewards and fear of punishment may in many circumstances be a security punishments a security for for virtue . A man may have a real sense of right and wrong , virtue . and this ...

Author: John Hunt





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The Sermon on the Mount and Human FlourishingThe Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing

On the Reformed side of the aisle, also worth reading is Kirk J. Nolan, Reformed Virtue after Barth: Developing Moral Virtue Ethics in the Reformed Tradition (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014), which argues that a Barthian ...

Author: Jonathan T. Pennington

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493406630


Page: 352

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The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures. Every Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human flourishing. As Pennington explores the literary dimensions and theological themes of this famous passage, he situates the Sermon in dialogue with the Jewish and Greek virtue traditions and the philosophical-theological question of human flourishing. He also relates the Sermon's theological themes to contemporary issues such as ethics, philosophy, and economics.

Divine Creation in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern ThoughtDivine Creation in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern Thought

Virtue and Ethics in the Twelfth Century. 2005. ISBN 9004 143270 Fisher, S. Pierre Gassendi's Philosophy and Science. Atomism for Empiricists. 2005. ISBN 9004 11996 5 Wilson, S.A. Virtue Reformed. Rereading Jonathan Edwards's Ethics.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047419877


Page: 480

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This volume contains essays by twenty-two eminent scholars from across North America and Europe, examining various aspects of the Hebraic, Hellenic, patristic, medieval, and early modern understandings of God and creation.