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dc.contributor.advisor Hauerwas, Stanley M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Overmyer Grubb, Sheryl en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T14:41:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-01T04:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3037
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation draws on the virtue ethics tradition in moral theology and moral philosophy for inquiries regarding the acquired and infused virtues, virtue's increase and remission, and virtue's relation to sacramental practice. I rely on two medieval texts to ask and answer these questions: the <italic>Summa Theologiae</italic> by Thomas Aquinas and <italic>Piers Plowman</italic> by William Langland. My arguments are primarily inter- and intra-textual with some attention to the texts' history of interpretation and the socio-historical Catholic culture in which they were written. I conclude that the texts share pedagogical features that teach their readers in what the perfection of virtue consists and show readers how to increase in that perfection.</p><p>This thesis follows from the work of David Aers, Stanley Hauerwas, Alasdair MacIntyre, Josef Pieper, and Eberhard Schockenhoff.</p> en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Religion, General en_US
dc.subject Literature, British & Irish en_US
dc.subject acquired en_US
dc.subject Aquinas en_US
dc.subject infused en_US
dc.subject Langland en_US
dc.subject sacraments en_US
dc.subject virtue en_US
dc.title The Wayfarer's Way and Two Texts for the Journey: The <italic>Summa Theologiae</italic> and <italic>Piers Plowman</italic> en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Religion en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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