Narrative theology is still with us, to the delight of some and to the chagrin of others. This diverse collection of essays on narrative theology has has been used as an introductory resource in university and seminary theology classes, but it’s also an ideal primer for the educated layperson or church study group. Gregory L. Jones and Stanley Hauerwas present representative essays emphasizing the place of narrative in areas such as personal identity and human action, biblical hermeneutics, epistemology, and theological and ethical method.
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I anticipate that the book will become both a primary tool for much teaching and a crucial point of reference for further work.
—Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
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.
L. Gregory Jones is dean of the Divinity School and professor of theology at Duke University. Jones is the author of several books and over 80 articles. He is the coeditor, with Stanley Hauerwas, of Why Narrative? Readings in Narrative Theology.