Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular / Edition 1

Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular / Edition 1

by Stanley Hauerwas, Stanley Hauerwas, Hauerwas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822317168

ISBN-13: 9780822317166

Pub. Date: 05/24/1995

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Whatever might be said about Hauerwas--and there is plenty--no one has ever accused him of being boring, and in this book he delivers another jolt to all those who think that Christian theology is a matter of indifference to our secular society. Combative, incisive, always provocative, here he takes on some of the most time-honored values and troubling questions that…  See more details below

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Whatever might be said about Hauerwas--and there is plenty--no one has ever accused him of being boring, and in this book he delivers another jolt to all those who think that Christian theology is a matter of indifference to our secular society. Combative, incisive, always provocative, here he takes on some of the most time-honored values and troubling questions that mark our day--and in doing so reveals the pertinence of a critique of liberalism from a Christian perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822317166
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/24/1995
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE,
INTRODUCTION POSITIONING: IN THE CHURCH AND UNIVERSITY BUT NOT OF EITHER,
PART I BEHIND THE LINES,
CHAPTER 1 CONSTANCY AND FORGIVENESS: THE NOVEL AS A SCHOOL FOR VIRTUE,
CHAPTER 2 ON HONOR: BY WAY OF A COMPARISON OF KARL BARTH AND TROLLOPE,
CHAPTER 3 WHY TRUTHFULNESS REQUIRES FORGIVENESS: A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR GRADUATES OF A COLLEGE OF THE CHURCH OF THE SECOND CHANCE,
PART II ENGAGEMENTS,
CHAPTER 4 THE DEMOCRATIC POLICING OF CHRISTIANITY,
CHAPTER 5 CREATION AS APOCALYPTIC: A TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM STRINGFELLOW WITH JEFF POWELL,
CHAPTER 6 CAN A PACIFIST THINK ABOUT WAR?,
CHAPTER 7 WHOSE "JUST" WAR? WHICH PEACE?,
CHAPTER 8 WHY GAYS (AS A GROUP) ARE MORALLY SUPERIOR TO CHRISTIANS (AS A GROUP),
CHAPTER 9 COMMUNITARIANS AND MEDICAL ETHICISTS: OR "WHY I AM NONE OF THE ABOVE",
CHAPTER 10 KILLING COMPASSION,
CHAPTER 11 THE CHURCH AND THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED: A CONTINUING CHALLENGE TO THE IMAGINATION,
NOTES,
INDEX,

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