Mindful Virtue, Mindful Reverence
Goodenough, U., & Woodruff, P. (2001). Mindful Virtue, Mindful Reverence. Zygon Journal of Religion and Science, 36 (4): 585-95.
Abstract: How does one talk about moral thought and moral action as a religious
naturalist? We explore this question by considering two human
capacities: the capacity for mindfulness, and the capacity for virtue.
We suggest that mindfulness is deeply enhanced by an understanding of
the scientific worldview and that the four cardinal virtues—courage,
fairmindedness, humaneness, and reverence—are rendered coherent by
mindful reflection. We focus on the concept of mindful reverence and
propose that the mindful reverence elicited by the evolutionary
narrative is at the heart of religious naturalism. Religious education,
we suggest, entails the cultivation of mindful virtue, in ourselves and
in our children.
Source: Wiley InterScience
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