Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices

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Augustine famously claimed that the virtues of pagan Rome were nothing more than splendid vices. This critique reinvented itself as a suspicion of acquired virtue as such, and true Christian virtue has, ever since, been set against a false, hypocritical virtue alleged merely to conceal pride. "Putting On Virtue" reveals how a distrust of learned and habituated virtue shaped both early modern Christian moral reflection and secular forms of ethical thought. Jennifer A. Herdt develops her claims through an argument of broad ...

Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices 2012, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226327198

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Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226327242

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