This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays expands a new intellectual terrain for sociology; virtue ethics. Using a variety of religious perspectives, of Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Quakerism, with considerations of Islam and the New Age, this engaged and topical collection deals with properties of virtue in relation to the person, celibacy, hope, and apocalypse, mourning, moral ambiguity. It also treats the concept of virtue in response to MacIntyre, Bauman, Weber, Durkheim and Giddens. It seeks to move sociology past the disabling effects of postmodernity.
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Author Biography - Kieran Flanagan
MARGARET ARCHER Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick ROHIT BAROT Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol SYLVIA COLLINS Lecturer in Sociology, Kingston University PINK DANDELION Associate Director, Centre for Wuaker Studies, University of Sunderland CHRISTIE DAVIES Professor of Sociology, University of Reading PAUL HEELAS Professor of Religion and Modernity, Lancaster University DAVID HERBERT Staff Tutor in Arts, with reference to Religious Studies, Open University JESSICA LINDOF Postgraduate Student, Centre for the Study of Theology, Literature and the Arts, University of Glasgow PETER MCMYLOR Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester MARK NEAL Lecturer in Organisation Studies, University of Aston KEITH TESTER Professor of Social Theory, University of Portsmouth W.WATTS MILLER Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol