Video Lectures

As a companion to the text, Dr. Biermann further explains key concepts specific to Lutheran Virtue Ethics

Introduction
A Case for Character: Introductory Thoughts
Virtue Ethics and the Challenge of Hauerwas
Virtue Ethics Defined

What is "Virtue Ethics" and why is it important?

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Introduction to Hauerwas

Some introductory comments on Stanley Hauerwas for the purpose of the study

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Introduction to Meilaender

Some introductory comments on Gilbert Meilander for the purpose of the study

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Contemporary Lutheran Voices
Law Gospel Reductionism Defined

What happens when the constructs of Law and Gospel are taken too far?

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Law Defined

Three Functions of the Law

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The Lutheran Confessions
Introduction to Aristotle

An introduction to Aristotle for the purpose of this study

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The Search for a Paradigm
The problem of Motivation

What motivates the Christian to do God's will?

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Two Kinds of Righteousness Defined

Two Kinds of Righteousness Defined

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Three Kinds of Righteousness Presented

Can Righteousness exist without a relationship with God?

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A Creedal Framework
The Telos of Man

What our goals and motivation point to

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An Ethic for the Church
The Credal Frame

Learning to see the whole Christian life within our creeds.

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Normal Nihilism

Our story our His?

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The Problem Solved

A way forward proposed.

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