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Without Apology: Sermons for Christ's Church

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In this volume, noted theologian Stanley Hauerwas presents seventeen of his excellent sermons. Covering a diverse set of theological topics, Hauerwas' sermons give thoughtfulness and insight into scripture, practical Christian life, Christ and the incarnation, as well as a wide variety of issues essential to Christianity.

In addition to the sermons, Hauerwas provides his readers with three thoughtful essays examining leadership in the church, giving advice to Christians just beginning their education at college, and one of the greatest challenges that faces church leadership and how to guard against it: loneliness.

Key Features

  • Coverage of Stanley Hauerwas' thought on a variety of important theological topics
  • Accessible style that brings Hauerwas' thought into the hands of the layperson
  • Practical theological discussion for daily life for both those in the pastorate and in the congregation


  • Part I: Sermons at Church of the Holy Family, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Incarnation
    • Glory
    • Tenderness
    • Saints
  • Part II: Sermons at Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Letting Go
    • Prisoners No More
    • Facing Nothingness—Facing God
    • Crowd Control
    • Follow Me
  • Part III: Diverse Occasions
    • Repent
    • Coming Home
    • Transfigured
    • Recognizing Jesus/Seeing Salvation
    • Trust
  • Part IV: Sermons on the Priesthood
    • A Priestly People
    • Clothe Your Ministers with Righteousness
    • Because It Is True
    • Good Work
  • Part V: Other Writings
    • Leadership
    • An Open Letter to Christians Beginning College
    • Sexing the Ministry

Praise for the Print Edition

Hauerwas offers what many Christians long for and never find: practical reflection on what it is to live and think as a Christian.

—Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

Unfailingly fresh, rich and nourishing as the rest of his work.

—Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Master, Magdalene College at Cambridge University

Lay people, you will relish this banquet—and preachers, you can study at the feet of a master.

—Fleming Rutledge, author of Not Ashamed of the Gospel and The Undoing of Death

Product Details

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Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. Prior to that, he was a professor at the University of Notre Dame. In 2001, he was named “America’s Best Theologian” by TIME Magazine. Hauerwas is the author of numerous books, including Unsettling Arguments, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir, Christian Existence Today, and Living Gently in a Violent World.

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