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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Monday, April 11, 2005
    Virtuous delivery
    Interesting idea. A magazine which "seeks to illuminate the nature and power of the everyday virtues - and how these virtues shape our vision of the good life."

    It's called In Character and this is how the editors describe their mission:

    Each issue will examine a single virtue from different perspectives, bringing together scholars and journalists versed in public policy, the humanities, religion, and the sciences. In Character aims to foster a deeper appreciation of these virtues within our communities, our families and ourselves.

    The two issues so far have focussed on thrift and purpose. Upside is a lot of interesting-looking copy from a good range of writers. Downside is it's American; so subscribing to the paper copy looks awkward, and culturally it's not quite where we're at over here. Nevertheless, in the next few minutes I'll be downloading some stuff from it tonight, and then making a virtue of ending a frantic day snug on the settee reading it.