Lecture 25: Problem of Pain (part 5)
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Aristotle would say that as a rational, moral being you build your character based on the hierarchy of good traits. From a Christian perspective, our natural destiny should be on the same trajectory as our eternal destiny. The spiritual and theological virtues are faith, hope and love.
Problem of Pain (part 5)
I. Open View vs. Timeless View
A. Discussion of risk-reward
B. Aristotle’s virtues vs. Christian virtues
|Third-order||Excellence of character||Deformity of character|
|Second-order||Courage, perseverance||Cowardice, vacillation|
|First-order||Simple pleasures, convenience, etc.||Hardship, pain, suffering, lack, loss, etc.|
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