Sunday
Dec062009

HAUERWAS, Stanley

Stanley HauerwasProfessor Stanely Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University, where he also holds joint appointments in the Schools of Divinity and Law.

Named by Time magazine in 2001 as 'America's Best Theologian', Stanley Hauerwas has been known to many as a theological provocateur on topics ranging from care for the handicapped, the church as a political community, narrative theology, medical ethics, and peacemaking. He is a central figure to the recovery of virtue ethics in philosophical theology in recent decades. Hauerwas delivered the esteemed Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001, which formed the basis of his book, With the Grain of the Universe: The Church's Witness and Natural Theology. His book, A Community of Character, was named one of the 100 most important books in religion in the 20th century.