The Hauerwas Reader

The Hauerwas Reader

By: Stanley Hauerwas (author), John Berkman (editor), Michael Cartwright (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics in the School of Divinity and Professor of Law at Duke University. In addition to having published over three hundred scholarly articles to date, he is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, Wilderness Wanderings: Probing Twentieth-Century Theology and Philosophy, and Christians among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics. John Berkman is Assistant Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America. Michael G. Cartwright is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Indianapolis. Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics in the School of Divinity and Professor of Law at Duke University. In addition to having published over three hundred scholarly articles to date, he is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, Wilderness Wanderings: Probing Twentieth-Century Theology and Philosophy, and Christians among the Virtues: Theological Conversations with Ancient and Modern Ethics. John Berkman is Assistant Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America. Michael G. Cartwright is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Indianapolis.

Contents

List of Abbreviations ix Acknowledgments xi Part I: Editorial Introductions John Berkman, An Introduction to The Hauerwas Reader 3 William Cavanaugh, Stan the Man: A Thoroughly Biased Account of a completely Unobjective Person 17 Part II: Reframing Theological Ethics Who Are Christians? The Christian Story 1. How "Christian Ethics" Came to Be (1997) 37 2. On Keeping Theological Ethics Theological (1983) 51 3. A Retrospective Assessment of an "Ethics of Character": The Development of Hauerwas's Theological Project (1985, 2001) 75 4. Why the "Sectarian Temptation" Is a Misrepresentation: A Response to James Gustafson (1988) 90 5. Reforming Christian Social Ethics: Ten Theses (1981) 111 6. Jesus and the Social Embodiment of the Peaceable Kingdom (1983) 116 7. The Church as God's New Language (1986) 142 What Are Christians to Be? Christian Discipleship 8. Vision, Stories, and Character (1973, 2001) 165 9. A Story-Formed Community: Reflections on Watership Down (1981) 171 10. Self-Deception and Autobiography: Reflections on Speer's Inside the Third Reich, with David B. Burrell (1974) 200 11. Character, Narrative, and Growth in the Christian Life (1980) 221 12. The Interpretation of Scripture: Why Discipleship is Required (1993) 255 13. Casuistry in Context: The Need for Tradition (1995) 267 How Are Christians to Live? Discipleship Exemplified 14. Courage Exemplified, with Charles Pinches (1993) 287 15. Why Truthfulness Requires Forgiveness: A Commencement Address for Graduates of a College of the Church of the Second Chance (1992) 307 16. Peacemaking: The Virtue of the Church (1985) 318 17. Remembering as a Moral Task: The Challenge of the Holocaust (1981) 327 18. Practicing Patience: How Christians Should Be Sick, with Charles Pinches (1997) 348 Part III: New Intersections in Theological Ethics The Church's Witness: Christian Ethics after "Public Theology" 19. The Servant Community: Christian Social Ethics (1983) 371 20. Should War Be Eliminated? A Thought Experiment (1984) 392 21. On Being a Church Capable of Addressing a World at War: A Pacifist Response to the United Methodist Bishops' Pastoral In Defense of Creation (1988) 426 22. A Christian Critique of Christian America (1986) 459 23. Sex in Public: How Adventurous Christians Are Doing It (1978) 481 24. The Radical Hope in the Annunciation: Why Both Single and Married Christians Welcome Children (1998) 505 25. Why Gays (as a Group) Are Morally Superior to Christians (as a Group) (1993) 519 26. Christianity: It's Not a Religion, It's an Adventure (1991) 522 The Church's Hospitality: Christian Ethics after "Medical Ethics" 27. Salvation and Health: Why Medicine Needs the Church (1985) 539 28. Should Suffering Be Eliminated? What the Retarded Have to Teach Us (1984) 556 29. Memory, Community, and the Reasons for Living: Reflections on Suicide and Euthanasia, with Richard Bondi (1976) 577 30. Must a Patient Be a Person to Be a Patient? Or, My Uncle Charlie Is Not Much of a Person, But He Is Still My Uncle Charlie (1975) 596 31. Abortion, Theologically Understood (1991) 603 Michael G. Cartwright, Stanley Hauerwas's Essays in Theological Ethics: A Reader's Guide 623 Selected Annotated Bibliography 673 Scripture References 699 Name Index 701 Subject Index 709

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  • ISBN13: 9780822326809
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 752
  • ID: 9780822326809
  • ISBN10: 0822326809

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