Stanley Hauerwas – Introductory Reading Guide.

August 14, 2015


With the release of Stanley Hauerwas’ newest book this week, we thought it would be a good time to offer an introductory guide to the work of “America’s Best Theologian” (TIME magazine, 2001).

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

*** Don’t miss some of our favorite online Hauerwas videos


4. A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic


Named by Christianity Today as “one of the one hundred most important books on religion in the 20th century,”  this earlier book is perhaps Hauerwas’s magnum opus, which introduces themes that will be central to his work over the coming decades.


5. After Christendom: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas


This provocative and prescient work, is a compelling theological guide to Christian faithfulness in the the twenty-first century.




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