Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life—New Book Announcement

Doug Geivett and Michael Austin have co-edited a new book, to be released by Eerdmans January 2012. Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life discusses eleven vital virtues from a Christian philosophical perspective. Each chapter is devoted to a particular virtue and is written by a Christian philosopher with special interest in that virtue. Contributors include:

  • Paul Moser, on the virtue of Faith
  • Jason Baehr, on the virtue of Open-mindedness
  • Jim Spiegel, on the virtue of Wisdom
  • David Horner and David Turner, on the virtue of Zeal
  • William Mattison, on the virtue of Hope
  • Steve Porter, on the virtue of Contentment
  • Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, on the virtue of Courage
  • Charles Taliaferro, on the virtue of Love
  • Michael Austin, on the virtue of Compassion
  • Doug Geivett, on the virtue of Forgiveness
  • Andrew Pinset, on the virtue of Humility

The book is organized into three parts:

  • Part 1: Faith
  • Part 2: Hope
  • Part 3: Love

Each chapter discusses a particular virtue, with careful description of the virtue, attention to philosophical difficulties related to the virtue, treatment of important Bible passages that deal with the virtue, and practical application of the virtue. Chapters conclude with though-provoking discussion questions to aid in personal reflection or small group discussion.

The book can be ordered now, directly from Eerdmans here.

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

3 Responses to Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life—New Book Announcement

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  2. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your interest in our new book. I look forward to reading your comments at your website after you’ve had the opportunity to read it. That opportunity should come soon, now. Today I received author copies from Wm. B. Eerdmans, our publisher.

    May you have a blessed New Year!

    -Doug

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  3. Doug,

    I have read articles by some of the authors that are in this latest book of yours and was compelled to write a promotional posting in my blog. I can only find this resource in which to notify you to my posting for your information.

    I look forward to reading it come January and many success’s with it!

    http://elsongroup.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/in-honor-of-moral-excellence

    Respectfully,

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