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Published: 26 December 2018

188 Pages


ISBN: 9780198818397

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Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Kent Dunnington

Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology

  • Proposes an account of humility that relies on the most radical Christian sayings about humility, especially those found in Augustine and the early monastic tradition
  • Provides a succinct overview of the leading contemporary philosophical accounts of what humility is, before tracing the historical roots of contemporary intuitions about humility
  • Attempts to retrieve an earlier vision of humility as a virtue that expels all pride, and explains why such a virtue should be attractive to those who believe that Jesus is both fully divine and perfectly human