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The Many Faces of Virtue


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By Donald DeMarco

The Many Faces of Virtue is a collection of short vignettes on the virtues. Author Donald DeMarco breathes life into the virtues with both historical and contemporary anecdotes from the lives of such great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.

DeMarco’s vast knowledge of philosophy, literature, and politics helps him present the virtues so that readers get to know them personally. The easy-to-read style of this entertaining book will make it a popular choice for any reader.

The Many Faces of Virtue is divided into groups of personal, interpersonal, social, and sacred virtues. While some may not be conventional thought of as virtues—for instance, lightheartedness, decency, and solidarity—DeMarco shows how each trait contributes to personal holiness.

About the Author

Donald DeMarco is professor of philosophy at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a member of the American Bioethics Advisory Commission. He is the author of numerous books and has written hundreds of articles for both popular and scholarly publications. He received his MA and Ph.D. degrees from St. John’s University in New York and has studied at the Gregorian University in Rome. He resides with his wife and children in Kitchener, Ontario.

Softcover, 2000

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