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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.

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1) Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir

 

This late-in-life memoir is a great place to start as it offers a biographical context for understanding Hauerwas’s theology.

 




 

 

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Image Credit: From the cover to Hauerwas’s memoir Hannah’s Child… (Buy it now!)

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Excited to share this excerpt from
one of this week’s best new book releases!

The Work of Theology
Stanley Hauerwas

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2015
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

The Work of Theology

By Stanley Hauerwas

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Preaching after Christendom
 
A Review of

Without Apology: Sermons for Christ’s Church
Stanley Hauerwas

Paperback: Seabury, 2013
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Reviewed by Joseph Krall

 
 
Submitting a late review of an untimely book, this reviewer offers his apologies to the readers of the Englewood Review. The untimeliness of Stanley Hauerwas’s latest collection of sermons, Without Apology (Seabury, NY: 2013), is of a different kind. It is an unapologetic untimeliness, neither ashamed of the Gospel nor trying to render its foolishness comprehensible or defensible in an era after Christendom. I would call it a holy untimeliness, because in these pages a Christian theologian and ethicist walks to the pulpit and speaks to a “peculiar people,” the church.

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Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
who was born on this date in 1918.
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The Wake Up CallPoem of the Day:
Theory of Prayer
by Thomas Merton
Yesterday marked the anniversary of Merton’s death
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A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching
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The Wake Up Call – December 11, 2014

 

Stanley Hauerwas

Today is the birthday of theologian Stanley Hauerwas!

Although I don’t always agree with him, Stanley Hauerwas’s work (and that of his many students, e.g., Phil Kenneson and others associated with The Ekklesia Project) has been absolutely vital to the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I co-wrote.

In honor of his birthday, I pick out 10 brief video clips of Hauerwas talking about key virtues and practices related to Slow Church. If you want to read one book by Stanley Hauerwas that is most compatible with Slow Church, I suggest Living Gently in a Violent World (co-written with Jean Vanier).

Several of these clips were made by Travis Reed of The Work of the People. Be sure to visit his website, check out other extraordinary videos he has created and contribute generously to his work!
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Enjoy these short videos with Stanley Hauerwas:

Prayer/Waiting | Presence | Church Growth Movement
Patience | Formation in the Church  | The Whole Church  | 
Joy
Hope is Presence | Engaging Evangelicals  | Community and Conflict

Prayer and Waiting:

“If prayer has taught me anything, it has taught me how to wait.”

 




 

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Image Credit: From the cover to Hauerwas’s memoir Hannah’s Child… (Buy it now!)

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Stanley Hauerwas maintains that the election of Pope Francis signals the Catholic Church’s solidarity with the poor…

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Hauerwas - War and the American DifferenceAlthough it will not hit the shelves of bookstores until early October, Stanley Hauerwas’s newest book promises to be useful in helping churches think about Christian faithfulness in the United States in a post-9/11 world.

War and the American Difference:
Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity
.
Stanley Hauerwas.
Paperback: Baker Acadmic, 2011.
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Read an excerpt from this book on the Baker website!

 

“How the church can, should and does practice
her mission in a post/late modern world

A review of
Walk Humbly with the Lord:
Church and Mission Engaging Plurality

Viggo Mortensen and Andreas Osterund Nielsen, eds.

Review by Stephen Lawson.


WALK HUMBLY WITH THE LORDWalk Humbly with the Lord:
Church and Mission Engaging Plurality

Viggo Mortensen and Andreas Osterund Nielsen, eds.
Paperback: Eerdmans, 2010.
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Recently, Roman Catholics, Mainline Protestants and Evangelical Protestants jointly released the document “Christian Witness in a Multi Religious World” (go here to read about it and download), a kind of global code of conduct for mission and evangelism. This remarkable collaboration testifies to the increasing importance of mission. In ecumenical discussions, mission has gradually supplanted ecclesiology, providing more fruitful soil to till for dialogue. Moreover, mission has become increasingly important as the long and painful process of the disestablishment of the church from Christendom in the West continues, resulting in the rise of ‘missional’ churches. Even as the church dwindles in the West, mission expands in both practice and reflection in the two-thirds world (for example, in Liberation Theology).

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“How then Shall we Speak?

A review of
Working with Words:
On Learning to Speak Christian

by Stanley Hauerwas.

Review by Chase Roden.


Working with Words:
On Learning to Speak Christian
.
Stanley Hauerwas.
Paperback: Wipf and Stock, 2011.
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Christ as true king. The church as polis. Constantinianism as idolatry. Those familiar with Stanley Hauerwas already know his major themes and vocabulary. Although he has spent decades working with these ideas – many of which he inherited and adapted from John Howard Yoder – Hauerwas continues to explore them in new and interesting ways, applying his interpretation of the nonviolent gospel to different contexts. Because the core of Hauerwas’s work contains such radical ideas which run counter to the implicit thought of mainstream American Christianity, many Christians keep coming back to his writings year after year for a fresh perspective.

For these readers, there will not be many surprises in Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian, a new collection of Hauerwas’s writings. In it the Duke professor of theological ethics presents a “kitchen sink” bundle of writings admittedly not intended to form any particular argument. The writings are quite varied; of the 22 works presented (including the appendix), 13 are essays (five co-written), seven are sermons, and three are addresses – a commencement speech, a lecture, and one fascinating speech to a Christian youth conference at Duke Divinity School.

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