Journals Higher Education



05 December 2002

256 Pages

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780195157956

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Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Paul Woodruff

This short, elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence, and how awe for things greater than oneself can--indeed must--be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity. Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain--from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry, from modern politics to Chinese philosphy--Woodruff shows how absolutely essential reverence is to a well-functioning society.


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