The Hauerwas Reader

The Hauerwas Reader
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Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 749
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ISBN-10 : 9780822380368
ISBN-13 : 0822380366
Rating : 4/5 (366 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Hauerwas Reader by : Stanley Hauerwas

Download or read book The Hauerwas Reader written by Stanley Hauerwas and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2001-07-23 with total page 749 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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