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July 28, 2011 / Daniel

NT Wright on Virtue

In his book After You Believe, NT Wright deals with the subject of virtue and relates it to the NT’s teachings on spiritual formation

From a Christian point of view, then, virtue cannot be conceived solely in terms of the individual journey from a standing start to a future destination.  It belongs within an end that has already begun, an eschatology that has already been inaugurated.  Virtue, in the great philosophical tradition, has always said, “Become what you will be.”  Christian virtue says, “What you will be is what you already are in Christ.”

Another great quote:

Virtue is what happens when [your] habitual choices have been wise.

Here is a video of a lecture that he gave on the subject.


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