Can Virtue Be Taught? Education, Character, and the Soul

Citation: 
Tracy, David. "Can Virtue Be Taught? Education, Character, and the Soul," Theological Education 24, Supplement 1 (1988): 33-52.
Abstract: 

Turning to the Socratic-Platonic idea of education as the training of the soul, Tracy focuses on dialectical inquiry as essential to self-understanding that leads to action. In this model, inquiry and action, education and the soul, rise and fall together. Of all educational institutions, schools of theology are those in which the model can be realized most systematically and explicitly. Theological education needs to become again a school for training the soul, but not the pursuit of mere individualism. (KA)

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