Brandy Daniels, David Farina Turnbloom

The Virtuous Professor?

I (Brandy) remember the first time I was considering graduate school and reached out to one of my favorite professors for advice. I expected feedback about where to apply and what to do or not do in my application materials. Instead, my professor spent the majority of the hour trying to talk me out of […]

Brandy Daniels

Virtue with No After? On Failure and Formation

In this essay Brandy Daniels explores how a queer embrace of failure is generative for Christian virtue ethical frameworks; and argues that failure, through its critical skepticism of the notion of stable and normative paths towards clear ideals, provides a counter-framework for a theological anthropology that acknowledges and affirms creaturely existence and engenders a liberative ethics grounded in risk-taking and inclusion.