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A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic [Paperback]

By Stanley Hauerwas (Author)
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Here leading theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas applies his theory of the narrative formation of Christian character to the field of social ethics by showing why any consideration of the truth of Christian convictions cannot be divorced from the kind of community the church is and should be. The author shows how discussions of christology and the authority of scripture involve questions about what kind of community the church must be to rightly tell the stories of God. He challenges the dominant assumption of contemporary Christian social ethics that there is a special relation between Christianity and some form of liberal democratic social system.

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Stanley Hauerwas, a leading theological ethicist, shows how discussions of Christology and the authority of scripture involve questions about what kind of community the church must be to rightly tell the stories of God. He challenges the dominant assumption of contemporary Christian social ethics that there is a special relation between Christianity and some form of liberal democratic social system.

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Studio: University of Notre Dame Press
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.14" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1991
Publisher   University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN  0268007357  
ISBN13  9780268007355  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is professor emeritus of divinity and law at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His previous books include Cross-Shattered Christ, The Peaceable Kingdom, With the Grain of the Universe, A Better Hope, and Christian Existence Today.

Stanley Hauerwas has an academic affiliation as follows - Duke University Duke University, USA Duke University Duke University D.

Stanley Hauerwas has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Blackwell Companions to Religion
  2. Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
  3. Library of Theological Ethics
  4. T&t Clark Cornerstones


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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Clergy > Church Institutions & Organizations
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Ethics



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A Community of Character  Jan 18, 2006
In general,Hauerwas's intelectual approach sets a serious tone. Yet he takes much too much time deliberating and not enough time just saying what he wants the reader to understand. Although thoughtful, he is not for impaitient reader.
 
Seminary Book source - amazon.com  Sep 15, 2005
The price for this book was low enough that even a seminary student could afford it. But the surprising thing is the speed of delivery.
 
Incredibly provocative  Nov 2, 2002
This was the first book of Prof. Hauerwas's that I read, and it remains my favorite. It's been over a year since I read it, so many of the details of it are fuzzy in my mind. Nonetheless, I do remember being particularly struck by his statements about marriage, abortion, and the role of the church. Not to mention a lengthy first chapter almost entirely devoted to looking at how "scripture" functions in Richard Adams' _Watership Down_. If you've not read Hauerwas yet, repent, and buy this one. If you've read his other books, still buy this one.
 

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