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Humility and Human Flourishing: A Study in Analytic Moral Theology

Michael W. Austin


In many Christian traditions, humility is often thought to play a central role in the moral and spiritual life. In this study of the moral virtue of humility, the methods of analytic philosophy are applied to the field of moral theology in order to analyze this virtue and its connections to human flourishing. The book is therefore best characterized as a work in analytic moral theology, and has two primary aims. First, it articulates and defends a particular Christian conception of the virtue of humility. It offers a Christological account of this trait, one that is grounded in the gospel acco ... More

Keywords: humility, human flourishing, analytic theology, moral theology, analytic moral theology, Christian virtue, applied virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael W. Austin, author
Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University