Justice through Virtuous Leadership and Decision-making. The Witness that was Mary-Anne Elizabeth Plaatjies-Van Huffel


  • N N Koopman Stellenbosch University




Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, leadership, justice, decision-maker


This essay honours Mary-Anne Elizabeth Plaatjies-Van Huffel. It focuses on her role as a leader and decision-maker. The essay discusses the notion of virtuous decision-making. A brief description is offered of the notion of virtue. Thereafter, the seven virtues, faith, hope, love, wisdom, moderation, fortitude and justice are discussed. Justice is portrayed as the Summum Bonum, the supreme good and ultimate goal. In seeking justice in church and in the world, Plaatjies-Van Huffel was nurtured by the contents of her faith, the Triune God and those who belong to God; by realistic, resilient and responsive hope; by the excellence of love; by wisdom, sensitive intuition, sound judgement, careful discernment; by moderation and temperance; and by the fortitude and courage to make an unfamous decision and to implement it. In her person and example as a pastor, academic and leader, Plaatjies-Van Huffel verifies the notion of virtuous leadership and decision-making.



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Koopman, N N. 2021. “Justice through Virtuous Leadership and Decision-Making. The Witness That Was Mary-Anne Elizabeth Plaatjies-Van Huffel”. Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae 47 (2):14 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2412-4265/8285.
Received 2020-08-14
Accepted 2021-01-14
Published 2021-07-08