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Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics
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Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Virtue and difficulty; 2. The contingency of the human good; 3. Natural law and the limits of contingency; 4. Virtue and discontent; 5. Virtue and fortune; Epilogue: hope and happiness; References; Index.

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Novel interpretation of Aquinas's treatment of the effects of fortune on virtue, agency, and happiness.

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"...this is a collection that should be in every theological library as well as on the bookshelf of every ecumenist." John T. Ford, Religious Studies Review

"Contingecy and Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics is a superb and masterful study....a challenging, provocative, and engaging book....Few works in Aquinas's ethics have been as expertly researched and as carefully argued as this one. Bowlin argues convincingly for a new reading of how Aquinas understood the virtues. Scholars of Aquinas are indebted to him and, I suspect, will be conversing with him, and learning from him, in the years ahead." Modern Theology

...well worth reading..." Theological Studies

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