December 21, 2022

Ethicist to Speak About Vice and Virtue

Dr. Rebecca DeYoung

PBA News

Dr. Rebecca DeYoung’s research focuses on the seven deadly sins and virtue ethics, as well as Thomas Aquinas’ work on the virtues. She is the author of several books, her most recent being Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies.

DeYoung will give three public lectures, in addition to discussions with students and faculty:

  • 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at Family Church Downtown, 1101 S. Flagler Drive: Why Are You Angry? Exploring the Deadly Sin of Wrath
  • 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Boulevard: When Image Is Everything: Introducing the Vice of Vainglory
  • 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1300 S. Olive Ave. (Graduate School of Ministry Chapel): Glittering Vices
    DeYoung’s other books include Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice and Aquinas’ Ethics: Metaphysical Foundation, Moral Theory, and Theological Context. She has published numerous essays in various academic publications and journals. For her work, she won the Book and Essay Prize from the Character Project and the C.S. Lewis Prize for Glittering Vices.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Calvin University and her master’s and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught ethics and the history of ancient and medieval philosophy for more than 20 years.

Previous speakers in the series include George Marsden, Michael Ward, Mark Noll and Eleonore Stump.

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