Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life  -     Edited By: Michael W. Austin, Douglas Geivett
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Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Paperback

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In Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday life university professors--experts in theology and philosophy--explore what Being Good looks like on a practical level. Coming from a distinctively Christian perspective, the authors all believe that every Christian should try to embody the moral and intellectual virtues that Christ alone perfectly displayed. The chapters--on faith, open-mindedness, wisdom, zeal, hope, contentment, courage, love, compassion, forgiveness, and humility--include several discussion questions.

Contributors:
  • Michael W. Austin
  • Jason Baehr
  • Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
  • R. Douglas Geivett
  • David A. Horner
  • William C. Mattison III
  • Paul K. Moser
  • Andrew Pinsent
  • Steve L. Porter
  • James S. Spiegel
  • Charles Taliaferro
  • David R. Turner

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802865658
ISBN-13: 9780802865656
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This volume offers a fresh, timely, practical look at eleven key Christian virtues: faith, open-mindedness, wisdom, zeal, hope, contentment, courage, love, compassion, forgiveness, and humility.

Writing from a distinctively Christian perspective, the authors thoughtfully explore and explain these select virtues, seeking to nurture readers in lifelong character growth and to promote the centrality of the virtues to the Christian faith. Grouped under the headings Faith, Hope, and Love, the chapters each conclude with questions for further reflection.

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Contributors:
Michael W. Austin
Jason Baehr
Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
R. Douglas Geivett
David A. Horner
William C. Mattison III
Paul K. Moser
Andrew Pinsent
Steve L. Porter
James S. Spiegel
Charles Taliaferro
David R. Turner.

Author Bio

Michael W. Austin is associate professor of philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.
R. Douglas Geivett is philosophy of religion and ethics professor at Biola University, La Mirada, California.

Editorial Reviews

Church Times
"A refreshingly good, scholarly, and practical collection. . . . The book raises important issues about how Christians should pursue ethical living."
 
Midwest Book Review 
"Written by a group of younger scholars who are experts in theology and philosophy. . . . The authors believe that embodying Christ’s values should be at the heart of Christian living, and they offer chapters headed by these virtues to discuss each and offer food for thought. Any Christian collection needs this!"
 
Church of England Newspaper
"Young Christian scholars, philosophers and theologians, look at how 11 selected virtues can be embodied in daily life. . . . Highly recommended."
 

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