CONSIDERING STANLEY HAUERWAS
Version of Record online: 22 APR 2012
© 2012 Journal of Religious Ethics, Inc.
Journal of Religious Ethics
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 193–201, June 2012
How to Cite
Pinches, C. (2012), CONSIDERING STANLEY HAUERWAS. Journal of Religious Ethics, 40: 193–201. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9795.2012.00517.x
- Issue online: 22 APR 2012
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- Hauerwas as reader;
After introducing the five articles that comprise this focus issue, I consider Hauerwas's claim that he is a theologian without a position. The claim has merit, I hold, since Hauerwas writes in response to what he reads, which is his way of learning it better. Moreover, he writes socially, characteristically soliciting help from his friends. As such, he purposefully makes himself accountable to those he addresses. In his later years this accountability has extended especially to the Church and to the Bible, which helps explain why Hauerwas cares so deeply about his sermons, which he takes to be his most important work.