A Better Hope: Resources for a Church Confronting by Stanley Hauerwas

By Stanley Hauerwas

by means of his personal admission by no means one to duck a superb struggle, Stanley Hauerwas has long ago 3 a long time demonstrated himself as one in every of our most vital and such a lot disputatious theologians. With A larger Hope, he concentrates at the positive case for the reality and tool of the church and its religion, "since Christians can't come up with the money for to permit ourselves be outlined via what we're opposed to. no matter what or whomever we're opposed to, we're so simply simply because God has given us quite a bit to be for."

Hauerwas the following crystallizes and extends profound criticisms of the United States, liberalism, capitalism, and postmodernism, but in addition identifies not likely allies (such as Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George) and locates amazing assets for Christian survival (such as secret novels). Interlocutors alongside the best way comprise Reinhold Niebuhr, John Courtney Murray, and, in an important and formerly unpublished essay, social gospeller Walter Rauschenbusch.

Never uninteresting and sometimes telling, A larger Hope demonstrates how a philosopher so frequently accused of being "tribal" and "sectarian" is while one in all few modern theologians learn not only by way of different theologians, yet by way of political scientists, philosophers, clinical ethicists, legislations professors, and literary theorists.

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