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The Book of Proverbs and Virtue Ethics


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Tables; Preface; Note on texts and translation; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Views of virtue in philosophy; 3. Moral virtues in Proverbs; 4. Honor, shame, humility and pride; 5. Courage, work, speech and friendship; 6. Theological virtues in Proverbs; 7. Moral agents and the presentation of virtue; Appendices; Bibliography; Index of ancient sources; Index of authors and topics.

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This book offers a new interpretation of the book of Proverbs from the standpoint of virtue ethics.

About the Author

Arthur Keefer is a schoolmaster and chaplain at Eton College, where he teaches theology, philosophy and religion. He is also the author of Proverbs 1-9 as an Introduction to the Book of Proverbs (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2020), along with numerous journal articles, and is a co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Biblical Wisdom Literature.

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