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Emotions among the Virtues of the Christian Life

Robert C. Roberts
The Journal of Religious Ethics
Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 1992), pp. 37-68
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40015141
Page Count: 32
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Emotions among the Virtues of the Christian Life
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Abstract

Emotions enter into the structure of Christian virtues in especially central ways because of special features of the Christian virtues-system. Four kinds of virtues can be distinguished-emotion virtues, behavioral virtues, virtues of will power, and attitudinal virtues. A detailed examination of an example of a Christian virtue from each of the last three classes discloses the structural dependency of these virtues on the Christian emotions.

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