The concept of virtue plays a major role in the life of early Christianity. As variously espoused by philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, and others, virtue relates to living the ‘good life’ or a proper mode of right living in the polis. Certainly philosophical notions of virtue influenced early Christian writers, however, the infusion of biblical material into commonly accepted notions of virtue set early Christians apart from their pagan philosophical interlocutors. For our purposes that follow, I will only mention few features and implications.
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