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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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.