The Hauerwas Reader - Pb by Stanley M. HauerwasThe Hauerwas Reader - Pb by Stanley M. Hauerwas

The Hauerwas Reader - Pb

byStanley M. Hauerwas

Paperback | June 30, 2001

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Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most widely read and oft-cited theologians writing today. A prolific lecturer and author, he has been at the forefront of key developments in contemporary theology, ranging from narrative theology to the "recovery of virtue." Yet despite his prominence and the esteem reserved for his thought, his work has never before been collected in a single volume that provides a sense of the totality of his vision.
The editors of "The Hauerwas Reader," therefore, have compiled and edited a volume that represents all the different periods and phases of Hauerwas's work. Highlighting both his constructive goals and penchant for polemic, the collection reflects the enormous variety of subjects he has engaged, the different genres in which he has written, and the diverse audiences he has addressed. It offers Hauerwas on ethics, virtue, medicine, and suffering; on euthanasia, abortion, and sexuality; and on war in relation to Catholic and Protestant thought. His essays on the role of religion in liberal democracies, the place of the family in capitalist societies, the inseparability of Christianity and Judaism, and on many other topics are included as well.
Perhaps more than any other author writing on religious topics today, Hauerwas speaks across lines of religious traditions, appealing to Methodists, Jews, Anabaptists or Mennonites, Catholics, Episcopalians, and others.
Title:The Hauerwas Reader - PbFormat:PaperbackDimensions:729 pages, 9.24 × 6.28 × 1.77 inPublished:June 30, 2001Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822326914

ISBN - 13:9780822326915

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"Stanley Hauerwas, a theologian and ethicist at Duke Divinity School, needs little introduction to readers of "Theology Today," It's enough to say that mention of his name brings to mind such words as 'prolific' (dozens of books, hundreds of articles), 'profane' (his Texas accent and salty language being the stuff of folklore), and 'provocative' (see the extraordinarily mixed sentiments expressed in the blurbs in the front pages of these books). . . . [W]e have in "The Hauerwas Reader" not a new work by Hauerwas but a significant re-presentation by some younger scholars of a hefty selection of his essays on Christian ethics. . . . There are at least two reasons for recognizing what is 'good' about a volume like "The Hauerwas Reader," which has so little interest in being 'original.' First and simplest, as Berkman acknowledges, Hauerwas has been an exceptionally energetic writer, and his capacity to systematize his own work has not kept pace with his output. Second, the durability of even the most brilliant, productive scholar's legacy depends in no small measure on the kind of shape in which that scholarship is left. In this sense, Berkman, Cartwright, and others who contributed have done a great service ot the study of Christian ethics for present and upcoming generations, by insuring that study of the thought of Stanley Hauerwas will be still more inviting. . . . [I]t is hard to conceive of a work that will prove more serviceable, and of more sustained benefit to the study of Christian ethics, than this one." --David Stewart, "Theology Today"