Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2006

160 Pages | 6 line illus.

5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780195160925

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Michael Eric Dyson

New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities

Dyson, named by Ebony magazine one of the 100 most influential African Americans, here looks at the many dimensions of pride. Ranging from Augustine and Aquinas, MacIntyre and Hauerwas, to Niebuhr and King, Dyson offers a thoughtful, multifaceted look at this "virtuous vice." He probes the philosophical and theological roots of pride in examining its transformation in Western culture. Dyson discusses how black pride keeps blacks from being degraded and excluded by white pride, which can be invisible, unspoken, but nonetheless very powerful. Dyson also offers a moving glimpse into the teachers and books that shaped his personal pride and vocation and also looks at less savory aspects of national pride.


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