The Vice of Curiosity

An Essay on Intellectual Appetite

By Paul J. Griffiths

Foreword by Chris K. Huebner

The Vice of Curiosity

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  • ISBN: 9781532657375
  • Pages: 106
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1970
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The Vice of Curiosity

An Essay on Intellectual Appetite

By Paul J. Griffiths

Foreword by Chris K. Huebner

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  • ISBN: 9781532657375
  • Pages: 106
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1970
  • Retail Price: $15.00
Web Price: $12.00
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“In these lectures, Griffiths seeks to develop a theology of intellectual appetite. He helps us see that our desire for knowledge is all too often informed by a distorted will that seeks to be in position of ownership over and control of that which we claim to know. By way of alternative, he draws on Augustine and others in order to sketch out a vision of knowledge as gift and a corresponding account of skills whose cultivation would enable meaningful participation in the gifts that we have been given.”

—From the Foreword by Chris K. Huebner

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Paul J. Griffiths
Chris K. Huebner

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Paul Griffiths was educated in English grammar schools and at the University of Oxford, where he read Theology as an undergraduate, receiving a first class degree, and then, as a graduate student, Sanskrit and Indian philosophy. In 1983 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and since then had held faculty positions at a variety of American universities, including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, where since 2000 he has held the Schmitt Chair in Catholic Studies.



Griffiths has published six books as sole author and seven more as co-author or editor. The most recent are: Reason and the Reasons of Faith [co-edited with Reinhard Hütter of Duke University] (T. & T. Clark, 2005); Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity (Brazos, 2004), and Problems of Religious Diversity (Blackwell, 2001). He has also published several scholarly articles, translations, and book reviews.

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