Virtues as a Horizon for Intercultural Understanding

Virtues as a Horizon for Intercultural Understanding
Date Tuesday, March 29, 2016
10:20 - 11 a.m.
FeaturingDr. Ripley Smith, Professor of Media Communication
Location University Library - Fireside Lounge - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
SponsorsFaculty Development and Friends of the BU Library.

Event Description

Do distinct cultural regions reflect unique sets of virtues? Do distinct faith perspectives also endorse different sets of virtues?  To what extent might virtues, as reflections of community ideals, serve as a starting point for intercultural understanding, bridging the typical divides of place, culture, and faith?  A comparative study of virtues from 14 countries was performed exploring the connections between faith, place, and culture in order to assess the utility of virtues as horizons for intercultural understanding.


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