Health as a Virtue Download Cover Request Review Copy Request Exam Copy

Health as a Virtue

Thomas Aquinas and the Practice of Habits of Health

Princeton Theological Monograph Series

by Melanie L. Dobson

Imprint: Pickwick Publications

170 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.34 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781620325612
  • Published: June 2014

$22.00 / £17.00 / AU$30.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • eBook
  • 9781630873455
  • Published: June 2014

$22.00 / £17.00 / AU$30.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • Hardcover
  • 9781498226721
  • Published: June 2014

$40.00 / £30.00 / AU$55.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Other Retailers:

How are we to care for our bodies and our health as part of faithful Christian living? Melanie Dobson excavates from Thomas Aquinas an answer for how contemporary Christians might live well in the midst of a very sick culture. Through a close reading of Aquinas's Treatise on Habit, Dobson reveals that the moral practice of habit does indeed include health. Thomas's keen understanding of the human person and of human longings supports the book's argument for a practice of health that directs us deep into the heart of God. Field research with clergy and missionaries offers concrete examples of the implementation of habits of health as part of the life of Christian virtue. The stories from the Clergy Health Initiative and Word Made Flesh missionary organization exhibit transformations that ushered Christian leaders into deeper love of God, neighbor, and themselves. In the end, the theology of habits of health means that our quotidian care of our bodies is not only faithful, but directs us into a life of flourishing.
X

Privacy Policy and Cookies

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy. This outlines how and why we collect, store and use your personal data when you use our website. Like most websites, we use cookies to improve our service and make your user experience better. See our updated Privacy Policy to find out more about cookies and how we use your data.

Okay, thanks