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True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness
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By: John Cuddeback, Ph.D.

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8 Lectures (Approx. 30 min. each)
  1. An Introduction to Happiness and Friendship (Details)
  2. The Nature and Kinds of Friendship (Details)
  3. What It Takes to Form True Friendship (Details)
  4. Growing Together in Moral Character (Details)
  5. Conversation Between Friends (Details)
  6. Friendship and the Broader Community (Details)
  7. Friendship, Dating, and Marriage (Details)
  8. Charity: Friendship with God and Neighbor (Details)
Item No. C10201
ISBN: 9781618900425
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: Catholic Courses
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: DVD

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Have you ever felt lonely, even when surrounded by people? Do you feel like you're missing something important in your friendships?

You probably are.

Men and women are made, created, for friendship - but not just with passing or casual acquaintances. We are designed for real, deep, lasting friendship of the highest kind. Without that friendship, we often feel unsatisfied, empty, or simply alone.

Not All Friendships Are Equal

Did you know that there are different kinds of friendship? Dr. John Cuddeback, your professor for this course, describes the basic kinds of friendships, but he also shows you what friendship in the fullest sense really is - far more than being simply "pals" or "BFF's." Professor Cuddeback shows that Aristotle's division of friendships into three kinds - utility, pleasure or virtue - has a pressing relevance for our lives today.

True Friends and Personal Virtue

Courage, fortitude, wisdom, charity... what can these virtues have to do with friendship? Being virtuous, says Aristotle, is how man becomes happy. If we want a real friendship, we must first become the kind of person one would want to be friends with.

Professor Cuddeback issues a challenge to personal virtue to everyone who longs for abiding friendship. Find someone else who is also striving to grow in virtue - together you can form the kind of friendship God intends us to have.

Ancient and Biblical Wisdom

In this course, Professor Cuddeback deftly weaves together the age-old wisdom of the Greeks and the fundamental teachings of Sacred Scripture to reveal the most rewarding of human achievements - being a friend. He takes the thoughts of the great philosopher Aristotle, the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, and the sublime teachings of Jesus Christ to illustrate the nature and requirements of true friendship.

Join Professor Cuddeback to discover what friendship is, why we seek it, why good friends are so often hard to find, and how to make the friends (and be the friend) you've always desired.

About Your Professor
John Cuddeback, Ph.D. Dr. Cuddeback holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He is Professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia. He has lectured widely on various topics including virtue, culture, natural law, contemplation, and friendship. His book Friendship: The Art of Happiness was republished in 2010 as True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness. His writings have appeared in Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, and The Review of Metaphysics, as well as in several volumes published by the American Maritain Association.

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