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    Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues.Angela McKay Knobel - 2021 - Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame Press.
    This study locates Aquinas's theory of infused and acquired virtue in his foundational understanding of nature and grace. Aquinas holds that all the virtues are bestowed on humans by God along with the gift of sanctifying grace. Since he also holds, with Aristotle, that we can create virtuous dispositions in ourselves through our own repeated good acts, a question arises: How are we to understand the relationship between the virtues God infuses at the moment of grace and virtues that are (...)
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    Aquinas and the Pagan Virtues.Angela McKay Knobel - 2011 - International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (3):339-354.
    Although scholars agree that Aquinas believed the pagan could possess “true but imperfect” virtues, there is deep disagreement over the question of how these “true but imperfect” virtues should be understood. Some scholars argue that Aquinas believed the pagan’s imperfect virtues are nonetheless ordered to a genuinely good end (his natural good) and are connected by acquired prudence. Other scholars argue that Aquinas believed that any virtues that the pagan possesses are considerably more limited: they are more akin to dispositions (...)
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    Can Aquinas’s Infused and Acquired Virtues Coexist in the Christian Life?Angela McKay Knobel - 2010 - Studies in Christian Ethics 23 (4):381-396.
    Although it is well known that Aquinas holds that infused versions of prudence and the other acquired virtues are bestowed on man along with habitual grace, there is no uniform and widely accepted account of how the infused and acquired virtues are related: some scholars interpret Aquinas to mean that the acquired virtues are ‘taken up’ into the infused virtues, while others credit him with the view that the infused and acquired virtues somehow coexist. This paper explores one common way (...)
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  4. Profiles of Courage.Angela McKay Knobel - 2015 - Nova et Vetera 13 (2).
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    Two Theories of Christian Virtue.Angela McKay Knobel - 2010 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (3):599-618.
    In this paper, I examine two different ways of understanding Aquinas’s account of the infused and acquired virtues. I argue that one of these ways, at least asit is commonly described, is unable to accommodate one of Aquinas’s most central claims about the difference between the infused and acquired virtues.
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