Virtue, Value, & Vision across Cultures

This post accompanies the sermon A Life Worth Living from 4/13/14 on Colossians 3:12-17.

This is completely unscientific, so feel free to disagree, but this is the way I read the situation.

Virtue: Prudence, Justice, Temperance, Courage
Value: Honor
Vision: Plato's Republic, Greek Heroes

Virtue: Artistry & Tyranny
Value: Worldliness
Vision: Ubermensch in Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Virtue: Resilient, Self-Reliant, Hard-working, (maybe) Intelligent
Value: Happiness (replaced Freedom in the last 60 years)
Vision: John Adams, Thomas Menino