The Greatness of Humility: St. Augustine on Moral Excellence
"Too often, humility is understood only as a diminished opinion of oneself. Less explored is the biblical truth that humility is a prerequisite for both piety and compassion, both love of God and love of neighbour. Despite millennia of Christian praise for it, humility remains as radical today as in St Augustine's time. Bound to challenge and enrich, this book is fascinating and timely. A must-read for the serious Christian." -Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus "While philosophers may debate the value of humility, those engaged in leader development understand the absolute necessity of this virtue ... McInerney's contribution to this understanding is critical. The Greatness of Humility provides practicing leaders a road map for navigating this critical matter. His clear explanations of the work of Augustine, Hume, and Nietzsche will become part of my undergraduate, graduate, and executive classrooms." -Joseph J. Thomas, Chair and Distinguished Professor of Leadership Education, United States Naval Academy '[T]he Greatness of Humility is a well-argued and clear account of an undertheorized virtue in Augustine's corpus. McInerney's book stands as a fine exegetical and historical study as well as a normative proposal for humility's place in moral perfection. Because of this, the book is accessible to readers with a variety of interests, from Augustine and virtue ethics to Hume and Nietzsche.... In short, this volume is a helpful study of an underappreciated aspect of Augustine's moral thought that is able to reach a wider audience than most books of its kind.' Luke Zerra, Reviews in Religion and Theology, Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2018 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Joseph J. McInerney is Associate Director for Planning and Assessment, Division of Leadership Education at the United States Naval Academy. A Commander with more than twenty years of active-duty service in the United States Navy, he received a doctorate in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America in 2012.
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