Theologian Shane Clifton rethinks virtue ethics from his wheelchair.
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Nussbaum, a psychiatrist who labels himself a “bad Catholic,” delves with religious fervor into the mystery of his calling to serve people who suffer. Guided by mentors like Basil of Caesarea, Hildegard of Bingen, and Stanley Hauerwas, he envisions medical care as a precious craft honed by the development of virtue.
More religious people support torture under Obama than they did under Bush. In this context, Rebecca Gordon's book is required reading.