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Humility and Human FlourishingA Study in Analytic Moral Theology$
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Michael W. Austin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198830221

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198830221.001.0001

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Contemporary Applications

Contemporary Applications

(p.178) 5 Contemporary Applications
Humility and Human Flourishing

Michael W. Austin

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how the Christian virtue of humility is applicable to issues in personal and social ethics. It demonstrates several ways in which humility can be robustly action-guiding. The chapter also explores some of the ways in which humility is relevant to many of the classic spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, fasting, solitude, silence, and service. Next, it considers humility’s relevance to issues concerning religious pluralism and tolerance. It concludes with a discussion of the variety of ways in which humility is essential for a flourishing family life and its status as a virtue in the context of sport.

Keywords:   personal ethics, social ethics, spiritual disciplines, pluralism, tolerance, family, sport, humility

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