Calvinists among the Virtues: Reformed Theological Contributions to Contemporary Virtue Ethics 1

Studies in Christian Ethics 28 (2):201-212 (2015)
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Since virtue and the virtues have been important in Reformed theology for most of its history, this essay is devoted to the question of how this tradition may contribute to and interact with contemporary virtue ethics. Reformed concepts of sanctification as open to moral growth, covenant as a narrative context of divine commandments, and unio cum Christo as defining human teleology and virtuousness provide valuable contributions to the development of such an ethics. On the other hand, Reformed conceptions of reform, natural law, common grace and christological eschatology offer theological arguments for overcoming Hauerwas’s problematic overemphasis on the distinctiveness of the church’s ethic

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Virtue and Grace.Sebastian Rehnman - 2012 - Studies in Christian Ethics 25 (4):472-493.

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