(Reverence Renewing a Forgotten Virtue) [PDF FREE] ç Paul Woodruff
T runs against the grain of modern ethics which is mostly about doing what is right whether you feel Billy Bragg like it or not By contrast virtue is about cultivating feelings that willead you in the right way whether you know the rule in a given case or not 61 2Without reverence we may feel shame as the pain of being exposed to other people for having violated community standards and this is not a virtuous response because it may have nothing to do with right and wrong But when reverence is in play we feel shame when exposed in our own minds to shortcomings vis vis the ideals toward which we stand in awe and this reaction does belong to virtue 63What religious people today admire in other religions cannot be faith since they reject most of the content of other faiths but reverence 11Reverence is not faith because the faithful may hold their faith with arrogance and self satisfaction and because the reverent may not know what to believe 46 7Socrates hides his meaning in inaccessible places If he knows anything he rarely admits it He twists and turns away from the role of knows anything he rarely admits it He twists and turns away from the role of teacher Irony is silence twisted into words that provoke and do not satisfy Like pure silence irony shows awe at subject matter that cannot easily be tamed Irony treats students with respect than they are Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary likely to recognize It is Socrates peculiar way of being reverent toward the goals of philosophy toward wisdom 188 9Every honest scholar knows that he too will die that future generations will know than he and that someone will sooner orater refute him on some point or other Knowing this really knowing it in a way that enables you to feel respect for the faltering efforts of beginners in the field is reverence 195 I imagine his intended readership is young Evangelical know it alls so it drags in the first third or so Would re read the sections on eadership The notion behind this book is noble and at times wonderfully expressed I was reading it at the time of the Christchurch shootings and was able to observe what Woodruff was
Getting At As I Watched Jacinta Adern Leading The People at as i watched Jacinta Adern eading the people New Zealand and all of us through the traumaI found the book a ittle repetitive but still wor Book read for summer reading terrible terrible book really the worst Every time I tried to read it I fell asleep A great start to college. O some religions misuse reverence Must reverence be humorless In the process Woodruff shows convincingly how reverence plays an unseen part in virtually every human relationship Elegantly written thoughtful yet urgent Reverence is sure to reach out to a wide variety of people interested in the moral health of Western culture showing how our own intellectual and spiritual egacy can guide us than we realiz.
read Reverence Renewing a Forgotten VirtueI really wanted to ove this book because it addresses a topic that really need attention But the book is 8x The Touch longer than it should be Get a good editor man He repeats ideas and circles around things without ever making clear points most of the time It s frustrating and at times contradictory My other issue with it is the tendency of the author to resolve intellectual conflict by rushing to the resolution and stating there is no inherent conflict of you understand it right It sike saying a husband
and wife would never really fight if they understood marriage in thewife would never really fight if they understood marriage in the way It s absurd and you have to go through the mess of working out contradictions and compromises Other than that though good book I l keep this one It is filled with applicable ideas for both philosophy class and for sermons Woodruff explores the concept of reverence particularly in ancient Greek and Chinese societies successfully pulling it away from the assumed connection to religion It is a practice inspired by awe but not awe itself Observation of ceremony and ritual is a part of it but insufficient to meet the idea fully He makes the case that it is a virtue itself and thus applicable to how we ead our Different Class lives I particularly enjoyed his application of this idea to teaching and toeadership Read it with a pencil in hand I read this because my university program asked me to over the summer It was definitely interesting and made me think differently about our virtues but I don t think I would choose to read this book again A very preachable ittle gem In Reverence Renewing a Forgotten Virtue classics translator and expert Paul Woodruff makes a case for reverence as a much needed virtue for our times And a reverence that should permeate all facets of society politics religion education and family ife Often drawing heavily from the classics he presents examples of reverent Textbook of Wisdom leaders teachers philosophers and parents and yet also points out the places where reverence isacking or misunderstood He is particularly critical of political and spiritual In Defence of Dogs leaders whoack true reverence in their treatment of those
serve Even this book was written a bit before current world events so many passages seem ike warnings for us today Well worth reading This book ooks at the virtue of reverence which come. Reverence is an ancient virtue dating back thousands of years It survives among us in half forgotten patterns of behavior and in the vestiges of old ceremonies Yet Paul Woodruff says we have ost sight of reverence This short elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence and how awe for things greater than oneself can indeed must be a touchsto. S from awe shame and respect It is anthey serve even
interesting review of Greek and Chinese examples Paul comes across with an irreverent air much of the time whichreview of Greek and Chinese examples Paul comes across with an irreverent air much of the time which me off to buying that this deserves absolute following Great overall message but tries to sell it too hard A book of wisdom makes me want to be a better person and some way shows me how This is a very wise book in both senses By drawing on sources mostly from ancient Greece and China and illustrating with examples from the contemporary western world sports politics family religion education Woodruff makes a compelling
case that reverence as he defines it is a cardinal ie trans culturalthat reverence as he defines it is a cardinal ie trans cultural Also and not incidentally I take Woodruff to be an exemplar of philosophical writing he is eually erudite and accessible I will share his chapter on teaching with my philosophy of education students and his chapter on eadership with my administrators Here are a few of my favorite passagesReverence is the capacity for a range of feelings and emotions that are Revenge (The Red Ledger linked it is a sense that there is somethingarger than a human being accompanied by capacities for awe respect and shame it is often expressed in and reinforced by ceremony 63Reverence calls for respect only when respect is really the right attitude To pay respect to a tyrant would not be reverent it would be weak and cowardly The most reverent response to a tyrant is to mock him 5If you wish to be reverent never claim the awful majesty of God in support of your political views You cannot speak on such matters with the authority of God It is an especially vicious and harmful falsehood to say that you do vicious because it is irreverent harmful because it is No One Wants You like pouring fuel on smoldering disagreements Your followers will neveristen to the other side never enter into discussion never consider a compromise In fact by that God votes with you you have effectively opted out of political process altogether18 19Home above is the place where small rituals bring a family together into a family where the respect they share is so common and familiar that they hardly recognize it as flowing from reverence 35A virtue is a capacity cultivated by experience and training to have emotions that make you feel The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity like doing good things Virtue talk has been revived in recent years but Ne for other virtuesike respect humility and charity Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry from modern politics to Chinese philosophy Woodruff shows how absolutely essential reverence is to a well functioning society He tackles some thorny uestions How does reverence allow not only for eaders but for followers What role does reverence play in religion ,