Addiction and Virtue Paperback

Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice

by Kent J. Dunnington;


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Addiction and Virtue

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What is the nature of addiction? Neither of the two dominant models (disease or choice) adequately accounts for the experience of those who are addicted or of those who are seeking to help them.

In this interdisciplinary work, Kent Dunnington brings the neglected resources of philosophical and theological analysis to bear on the problem of addiction. Drawing on the insights of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, he formulates an alternative to the usual reductionistic models.

Going further, Dunnington maintains that addiction is not just a problem facing individuals. Its pervasiveness sheds prophetic light on our cultural moment. Moving beyond issues of individual treatment, this groundbreaking study also outlines significant implications for ministry within the local church context.

Addiction and Virtue by Kent J. Dunnington was published by IVP in August 2011 and is our 32670th best seller. The ISBN for Addiction and Virtue is 9780830839018.

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Page last updated 7th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIVP (August 2011)
Weight318g
Number of Pages197
Thickness18 mm
Height224 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780830839018
ISBN-100830839011
Product Code3978479
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