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Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction

by Healy, Nicholas M.

Eerdmans 2014

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Overview

Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most important and robustly creative theologians of our time, and his work is well known and much admired. But Nicholas Healy—himself an admirer of Hauerwas’s thought—believes that it has not yet been subjected to the kind of sustained critical analysis that is warranted by such a significant and influential Christian thinker. As someone interested in the broader systematic-theological implications of Hauerwas’s work, Healy fills that gap in Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction.

After a general introduction to Hauerwas’s work, Healy examines three main areas of his thought: his method, his social theory, and his theology. According to Healy, Hauerwas’s overriding concern for ethics and church-based apologetics so dominates his thinking that he systematically distorts Christian doctrine. Healy illustrates what he sees as the deficiencies of Hauerwas’s theology and argues that it needs substantial revision.

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Key Features

  • Critique of a highly respected theologian
  • General introduction to Hauerwas’s work
  • Focus on three main areas of Hauerwas’s thought

Product Details

  • Title: Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction
  • Author: Nicholas M. Healy
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 160

About Nicholas M. Healy

Nicholas M. Healy is professor of theology and religious studies at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. His other books include Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology and Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life.