Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pivotal virtues

I was fascinated to read in Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis his chapter on The cardinal virtues ["cardinal" means pivotal]. They are prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice. Lewis mentions the three theological virtues but does not state what they are (faith, hope, and love). I have to confess that this schema was all new to me (or more likely I had completely forgotten since I had an Anglo-Catholic upbringing) and so I found the Wikipedia entry on the subject very enlightening.

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