• Emma Brown Dewhurst

    Emma Brown Dewhurst

    Independent researcher

    Emma Brown Dewhurst works on Maximus the Confessor and his relevance for contemporary ethics and is currently an adjunct lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München. She received her doctorate from Durham University for a thesis on Maximus the Confessor, virtue ethics, and anarchist theory, and she also enjoy growing vegetables, playing trumpet, and writing science fiction.

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Learning to Love: St. Maximus on the Virtues

When we try to be virtuous, what are we trying to do? People have different ideas about what the virtues are, and some virtues even seem to contradict each other. Some people consider justice to be a virtue, but, as St Isaac the Syrian points out in his Homily 51, isn’t mercy also a virtue,...

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