Welcome to Module 26!
In this module, we will discuss ethics and character in the practice of spiritual guidance. One of the main entry points into this discussion is inspired by Dr. Lisa Fullam, associate professor of moral theology, who writes about (and practices) virtue ethics. She writes, “Most of the time, when we think of ethics, we think of judging actions right or wrong. Virtue ethics starts instead with the insight that our actions, by and large, are not isolated decisions that we make, but arise from our character, the deeper complement of typical patterns of behavior that we exhibit, and the values that we hold. These character traits are not static, but are shaped and re-shaped continually by the actions we choose, and our reflection on those actions and their meaning in our lives. In an ethics of virtue, questions about actions find their moral valence in light of their effect on character.
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