Pete Hill (Rosemead) and James Petitfils (Talbot) discuss the intellectual virtue of humility. They explore both the ancient origins of “humility” as a virtue and the understanding and relative popularity of the virtue in the modern West. James traces developing notions of “humility” (both as a virtue and vice) in Biblical and ancient Mediterranean discourse, asking whether or not we can speak of “humility” as an originally “Christian” virtue. Pete considers virtue in the contemporary context, bringing the current psychological research project that he is leading on humility into conversation with Christian understandings of virtue.
This Table Talk is from the Intellectual Virtues series.