The Greatness of Humility
St. Augustine on Moral Excellence
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"While philosophers may debate the value of humility, those engaged in leader development understand the absolute necessity of this virtue . . . McInerney's contribution to this understanding is critical. The Greatness of Humility provides practicing leaders a road map for navigating a critical component of their own character and a framework for considering it in others. His clear explanations of the work of Augustine, Hume, and Nietzsche will become part of my undergraduate, graduate, and executive classrooms."
--Joseph J. Thomas, Chair and Distinguished Professor of Leadership Education,
United States Naval Academy
"Too often, humility is understood only as a diminished opinion of oneself. Less explored is the biblical truth that humility is a prerequisite for both piety and compassion, both love of God and love of neighbor. Despite millennia of Christian praise for it, humility remains as radical today as in St. Augustine's time. Bound to challenge and enrich, this book is fascinating and timely. A must-read for the serious Christian."
--Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus