The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories, sometimes just called The Book of Virtues (ISBN 0-684-83577-0), is an anthology edited by William Bennett. It was published on November 1, 1993 by Simon & Schuster, and was followed by The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life's Journey in late 1995.
The book is intended for the moral education of the young and is divided into the different virtues namely self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage, perseverance, honesty, loyalty and faith.
Bennett had served as Secretary of Education for President Ronald Reagan, and often made school trips during his tenure. According to Bennett, the Book of Virtues grew out of conversations with teachers who expressed difficulty in communicating common moral principles to such diverse student bodies.
The Book of Virtues includes passages from C. S. Lewis's 1943 philosophy book The Abolition of Man, which may give a good indication of its underlying philosophy.
- "Moral Literacy: The Virtue of The Book of Virtues". Retrieved 2007-03-01.
- Booknotes interview with Bennett on Book of Virtues, January 9, 1994.
|This article about an anthology of written works is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|