The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics
Kraus, C. Norman, Mennonite Quarterly Review
The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics. By Joseph J. Kotva Jr. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. 1996. Pp. 184. $22.95.
Although Mennonite theology abounds with treatises on ethical issues, so far as I am aware this is the first published thesis dealing with theoretical ethics.
Under the mentorship of James Keenan, the author dialogues with the Roman Catholic (Aquinas) tradition, which leans heavily on Aristotle. The author owns this nexus, although he does not spend much time discussing the ethics of either Aquinas or Aristotle. Kotva's thesis is that the eudaimonian, or teleological, approach to ethical definitions ("virtue ethics") provides the most …
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Publication information: Article title: The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics. Contributors: Kraus, C. Norman - Author. Journal title: Mennonite Quarterly Review. Volume: 72. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1998. Page number: 108+. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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