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

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

by Stanley Hauerwas


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608997107
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stanley M. Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments x

Introduction 1

I The Practice Of The Church's Story

A Tale of Two Stories: On Being a Christian and a Texan 25

The Church as God's New Language 47

Reconciling the Practice of Reason: Casuistry in a Christian Context 67

Peacemaking: The Virtue of the Church 89

II The Ministry Of The Church

The Gesture of a Truthful Story 101

The Ministry of a Congregation: Rethinking Christian Ethics for a Church-Centered Seminary 111

Clerical Character 133

The Pastor as Prophet: Ethical Reflections on an Improbable Mission 149

III Serving In The World

A Christian Critique of Christian America 171

Virtue in Public 191

Hope Faces Power: Thomas More and the King of England 199

Truth and Honor: The University and the Church in a Democratic Age 221

How Christian Universities Contribute to the Corruption of Youth 237

Taking Time For Peace: The Ethical Significance of the Trivial 253


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