Longing for the Good Life: Virtue Ethics After Protestantism (T&t Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics) (Paperback)

Longing for the Good Life: Virtue Ethics After Protestantism (T&t Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics) By Pieter Vos, Brian Brock (Editor), Susan F. Parsons (Editor) Cover Image
By Pieter Vos, Brian Brock (Editor), Susan F. Parsons (Editor)
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This book argues that Protestant theological ethics not only reveals basic virtue ethical characteristics, but also contributes significantly to a viable contemporary virtue ethics. Pieter Vos demonstrates that post-Reformation theological ethics still understands the good in terms of the good life, takes virtues as necessary for living the good life and considers human nature as a source of moral knowledge.

Vos approaches Protestant theology as an important bridge between pre-modern virtue ethics, shaped by Aristotle and transformed by Augustine of Hippo, and late modern understandings of morality. The volume covers a range of topics, going from eudaimonism and Calvinist ethics to Reformed scholastic virtue ethics and character formation in the work of S ren Kierkegaard. The author shows how Protestantism has articulated other-centered virtues from a theology of grace, affirmed ordinary life and emphasized the need of transformation of this life and its orders. Engaging with philosophy of the art of living, Neo-Aristotelianism and exemplarist ethics, he develops constructive contributions to a contemporary virtue ethics.

About the Author


Pieter Vos is Professor of Military Chaplaincy Studies and Associate Professor of Ethics at the Protestant Theological University, the Netherlands.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780567696830
ISBN-10: 0567696839
Publisher: T&T Clark
Publication Date: May 19th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: T&t Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics