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The Many Faces of Virtue
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The Many Faces of Virtue


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The Many Faces of Virtue is a personable collection of 48 short essays on the virtues, each no longer than six pages. Donald DeMarco breathes life to the virtues with both historical and living anecdotes from the lives of such great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.

DeMarco’s vast knowledge of philosophy, literature, contemporary life, and politics helps him portray the virtues so that readers get to know them personally. The easy-to-read style of this entertaining book will make it a popular choice for any reader.

DeMarco divides the book into groups of personal, interpersonal, social, and sacred virtues. While some people may not think of some of these as virtues—for instance, lightheartedness, decency, and solidarity—DeMarco shows how they contribute to personal holiness.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With your software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

This volume is part of the Catholic Virtue and Holiness Collection. Take a look at the whole collection.

Key Features

  • Draws upon the lives of significant world figures
  • Integrates virtue with contemporary life in a relatable way
  • Outlines surprising virtues and shows how they contribute to holiness


  • The Personal Virtues
  • The Interpersonal Virtues
  • The Social Virtues
  • The Sacred Virtues

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About the Authors

Donald DeMarco is a professor of philosophy at St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a member of the American Bioethics Advisory Commission. He is the author of numerous books and has written hundreds of articles for both popular and scholarly publications. He received his MA and PhD from St. John’s University in New York, and has studied at the Gregorian University in Rome.

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