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Christian Existence Today: Essays on Church, World, and Living in Between
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Christian Existence Today: Essays on Church, World, and Living in Between

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Wipf & Stock 2010

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Overview

In the opening essay of this collection, Stanley Hauerwas vigorously responds to the charge of sectarianism leveled against him by James Gustafson and others. “Show me where I am wrong about God, Jesus, the limits of liberalism, the nature of the virtues, or the doctrine of the church,” Hauerwas replies, “but do not shortcut that task by calling me a sectarian.” The essays that follow explore—in a lucid, compelling, firm, and provocative way—the church’s nature, message, and ministry in the world.

Hauerwas writes on the church as God’s new language, on clerical character, on the pastor as prophet, on the ministry of the local congregation, on grace and public virtue, and on the relation of church and university.

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Key Features

  • Includes a variety of essays from an influential, contemporary theologian
  • Highlights what it means to live as a Christian in today’s society
  • Discusses the relationship between the church and the world

Contents

  • A Tale of Two Stories: On Being a Christian and a Texan
  • The Church as God’s New Language
  • Reconciling the Practice of Reason: Casuistry in a Christian Context
  • Peacemaking: The Virtue of the Church
  • The Gesture of a Truthful Story
  • The Ministry of a Congregation: Rethinking Christian Ethics for a Church-Centered Seminary
  • Clerical Character
  • The Pastor as Prophet: Ethical Reflections on an Improbable Mission
  • A Christian Critique of Christian America
  • Virtue in Public
  • Hope Faces Power: Thomas More and the King of England
  • Truth and Honor: The University and the Church in a Democratic Age
  • How Christian Universities Contribute to the Corruption of Youth
  • Taking Time for Peace: The Ethical Significance of the Trivial

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About Stanley Hauerwas

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 A Better Hope: Resources for a Church Confronting Capitalism, Democracy, and Postmodernity, With the Grain of the Universe: The Church’s Witness and Natural Theology, and A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching.