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Virtues for Ordinary Christians

James F. Keenan, SJ

Simplifying the practice of virtue is what James Keenan does so well in Virtues for Ordinary
. This moral theologian sees beyond the do's and don'ts of moral codes and reclaims the
practice of virtue for the sheer joy of it. Virtue, he shows, brings out the Christian best in us. Keenan
recommends taking a new look at traditional virtues. He weaves theological and cardinal virtues
together with gracious little “human” virtues. Hope becomes the virtue for holding on, courage doing
what you have to when you're afraid, humor, life's necessary salt. An excellent exploration of why
virtues work so well when we work them into daily living.
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Sheed & Ward
Pages: 140Size: 5 3/4 x 8 3/4
978-1-55612-908-7 • Paperback • October 1996 • $17.95 • (£11.95)
978-1-58051-238-1 • eBook • October 1996 • $16.95 • (£10.95)
James F. Keenan, S.J., has an S.T.D. from the Gregorian University and currently teaches at Weston Jesuit, where he is
professor of moral theology and director of the doctoral program. Author of Virtues for Ordinary Christians (Sheed & Ward), and Catholic Moral Theology in the Service of HIV Prevention, he is also the editor of the Moral Traditions series at Georgetown University Press.