Christian ethics in an age of inequality

Ward_wealthIn Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality (Georgetown University Press, 2021), Boston College graduate Kate Ward addresses the issue of inequality from the perspective of Christian virtue ethics, arguing that moral luck— or economic status—impedes the ability of both the wealthy and the poor to pursue virtues such as prudence, justice, and temperance, and extreme inequality exacerbates the impact of wealth and poverty on virtue. Ward shows how Christians and Christian communities should respond to the challenges inequality poses to virtue and how a world can be created where all people can pursue and achieve virtue. Ward received a Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College and is an assistant professor of theology at Marquette University. Read more in this Q&A from Marquette.

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