Simple living sounds a strange term today, with high consumerism and a cost-of-living crisis. But I think there’s something important in that term for how we live well as Christians in our contemporary society. In this video I draw on research from my theological work exploring how Aquinas states that we can find fulfilment and happiness through leading a virtuous life. I look at how the path of simple living is walking a middle line, holding in tension the virtues of justice and temperance, to find what Aristotle termed, the golden mean, that can be applied to how we respond to consumerism.
I hope you find it interesting and helpful.
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