Where Vices and Virtues Come From

I’ve been reading through Andrew Louth’s Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology.  It’s a challenging book, I find, but I’m quite enjoying it.  In a section that discusses an Eastern Orthodox response to evolution, Fr. Andrew provides a translation of a few paragraphs from St. Gregory of Nyssa’s work, On the Creation of the Human and explains how St. Gregory and many of the Fathers of the Church understood the animal (and indeed plant-like) nature of…