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The Virtues of Aquinas: New Directions in Theological Virtue Ethics

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The Virtues of Aquinas: New Directions in Theological Virtue Ethics

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Location: Heythrop College

LONDON:  Tuesday 29th May, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Heythrop College
CAMBRIDGE: Wednesday 30th May, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 

Virtue ethics, a moral system based upon the virtues and human flourishing, offers a rich vocabulary for exploring questions of human well-being, character formation and applied moral issues. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), the Dominican philosopher and theologian, for whom ethics is 'the investigation of the ultimate end of human life and of the virtues and vices', is the author of one of the richest and most systematic virtue-based ethics in the Western canon. This event presents new work exploring the contemporary significance of Aquinas's moral system. It explores how theological work on the virtues can make important contributions to contemporary virtue ethics. 


Dr Nicholas Austin SJ, Lecturer in Theological Ethics, Heythrop College, University of London 

David Elliot, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology and Ethics, Catholic University of America 


4.00pm   Arrivals and tea 

4.30pm   Introduction 

4.40pm   Dr Nicholas Austin SJ 

5.10pm   Assistant Professor David Elliot  

5.40pm   Conversation 

6.00pm   Book launch with wine reception 

6.30pm   End of programme 



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Please use the Book Now link at the top of the page to reserve your place.  You may also book for the event in Cambridge on Wednesday 30th May using the above link.

LONDON:  Tuesday 29th May, 2018, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Heythrop College
CAMBRIDGE: Wednesday 30th May, 2018, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 

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