Virtuous minds : intellectual character development for students, educators, & parents / Philip E. Dow.

By: Dow, Phil, 1970-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2013]Description: 208 pages ; 21 cmISBN: 9780830827145; 0830827145Subject(s): Character | Personality development | Education -- PhilosophyLOC classification: BJ1521 | .D67 2013
Contents:
Part 1: the seven intellectual virtues. Intellectual courage -- Intellectual carefulness -- Intellectual tenacity -- Intellectual fair-mindedness -- Intellectual curiosity -- Intellectual honesty -- Intellectual humility -- Part 2: the fruits of intellectual character. The benefits of knowing more about more -- The benefits of better thinking -- Loving God -- Loving your neighbor -- Part 3: becoming people of intellectual character. Developing virtuous intellectual character -- Seven suggestions for educators and parents -- Thinking sheepishly? -- A discussion guide for university and church groups -- The graduate profile for Rosslyn Academy, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years -- Intellectual character elementary curriculum: suggested devotional series for grades one through three: Rosslyn Academy -- Assessing intellectual character -- The Berean Bursary -- The Bear Creek School National Honor Society intellectual character evaluation form -- The Bear Creek School senior project -- Philosophy (the love of wisdom and truth) and logic (the tools needed to find the truth): Rosslyn Academy course outline -- Introduction for the Intellectual Virtues Academy, Long Beach, California, charter school petition.
Summary: What does it mean to love God with all of our minds? In this wise and winsome book, Philip Dow presents a case for the recovery of intellectual character. Virtue is not about doing the right things, but about becoming the right kind of person. The formation of intellectual character produces a way of life that demonstrates love for both God and neighbor. Virtuous Minds is a timely and thoughtful work for parents and pastors, teachers and students--anyone who thinks education is more about the quality of character than about the quantity of facts. --Back Cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-207) and index.

Part 1: the seven intellectual virtues. Intellectual courage -- Intellectual carefulness -- Intellectual tenacity -- Intellectual fair-mindedness -- Intellectual curiosity -- Intellectual honesty -- Intellectual humility -- Part 2: the fruits of intellectual character. The benefits of knowing more about more -- The benefits of better thinking -- Loving God -- Loving your neighbor -- Part 3: becoming people of intellectual character. Developing virtuous intellectual character -- Seven suggestions for educators and parents -- Thinking sheepishly? -- A discussion guide for university and church groups -- The graduate profile for Rosslyn Academy, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years -- Intellectual character elementary curriculum: suggested devotional series for grades one through three: Rosslyn Academy -- Assessing intellectual character -- The Berean Bursary -- The Bear Creek School National Honor Society intellectual character evaluation form -- The Bear Creek School senior project -- Philosophy (the love of wisdom and truth) and logic (the tools needed to find the truth): Rosslyn Academy course outline -- Introduction for the Intellectual Virtues Academy, Long Beach, California, charter school petition.

What does it mean to love God with all of our minds? In this wise and winsome book, Philip Dow presents a case for the recovery of intellectual character. Virtue is not about doing the right things, but about becoming the right kind of person. The formation of intellectual character produces a way of life that demonstrates love for both God and neighbor. Virtuous Minds is a timely and thoughtful work for parents and pastors, teachers and students--anyone who thinks education is more about the quality of character than about the quantity of facts. --Back Cover.

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