The Year of Living Virtuously

The Year of Living Virtuously

Benjamin Franklin was in his early twenties when he embarked on a "bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection," intending to master the virtues of temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. He soon gave up on perfection but continued to believe that these virtues, coupled with a generous heart and a bemused acceptance of human frailty, laid the foundation for not only a good life but also a workable society. Writer and visual artist Teresa Jordan wondered if Franklin's perhaps antiquated notions of virtue might offer guidance to a nation increasingly divided by angry righteousness. She decided to try to live his list for a year, focusing on each virtue for a week at a time and taking weekends off to attend to the seven deadly sins. The journal she kept became this collection of beautifully illustrated essays, weaving personal anecdotes with the views of theologians, philosophers, ethicists, evolutionary biologists, and a whole range of scholars and scientists within the emerging field of consciousness studies. Teresa Jordan offers a wry and intimate journey into a year in midlife devoted to the challenge of trying to live authentically.

Download Now
Author
Publisher Catapult
Release Date
ISBN 1619024152
Pages 224 pages
Rating 4/5 (51 users)

More Books:

The Year of Living Virtuously
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Teresa Jordan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-16 - Publisher: Catapult

GET EBOOK

Benjamin Franklin was in his early twenties when he embarked on a "bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection," intending to master the virtues of
Virtuous Living
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Belinda Joubert
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-01 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

GET EBOOK

In Virtuous Living, Belinda Joubert shares ancient wisdoms about the natural laws of virtuous living and the role of spirituality in mastering sustained self-ac
Periodic Chart of Virtuous Living for Teens
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Rev. Fred R. Gaglia, Ph.D.
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-14 - Publisher: Outskirts Press

GET EBOOK

As a priest and a biologist, Fr. Fred Gaglia found the periodic chart of elements a wonderful expression of the order and adaptability of nature at the chemical
MasterDate
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: George Reagan
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-02 - Publisher: Wisdom Village Publications

GET EBOOK

For the men who struggle with dating, I have great news You are not alone. Fifty percent of all single men have not been on a date in the last two years. Other
Benjamin Franklin
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Thomas S. Kidd
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

GET EBOOK

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Child of the Puritans -- 2. Exodus to Philadelphia, Sojourn in London -- 3. Philadel
Living Virtuously
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Erin Harrison
Categories: Homemakers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09 - Publisher: Homesteading Productions LLC

GET EBOOK

Living virtuously does not mean perfection. It means learning contentment, choosing joy, and being teachable. Victory and virtue are gifts given to those who pe
Philosophy for as and a Level
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michael Lacewing
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-04 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

GET EBOOK

Philosophy for AS and A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook
The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ...
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Type: BOOK - Published: 1869 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

An Educator's Guide
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-15 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

This book is an aid for educators and parents in understanding the importance of living a virtuous life. Hence, it will assist you in teaching those entrusted t