In working throughÂ Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, I’m trying to better understand our present moral collapse. Virtues have turned into values, and sins have morphed into mistakes. The new center for morality is the individual, not God, which is quite scary. Christians aren’t the only ones withÂ a “sermon on mount.”
Here are a few books that have been helpful. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
The Road to Character, David Brooks
Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool, Jennifer Jacquet
Losing Our Virtue, David Wells
Back to Virtue, Peter Kreeft
“Sight Unseen” The Hows and Whys of Invisibility, Kathryn Shulz
Resurrection and the Moral Order, Oliver O’ Donovan