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Character and the Christian Life

Character and the Christian Life

A Study in Theological Ethics

Stanley Hauerwas

“Stanley Hauerwas’s important and influential book, Character and the Christian Life, contains a substantial and candid introduction by the author. Hauerwas assesses recent interest in the ‘ethics of character’ and suggests areas in his own work that now call for some corrective and/or further work.” —Alasdair MacIntyre

ISBN: 978-0-268-08812-5
272 pages
Publication Year: 1994

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of Vision and Virtue and Community of Character and co-author of Christians Among the Virtues, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“[T]his is an important book. Christian ethics may or may not adopt Hauerwas’s concept of ‘character,’ but it certainly should take note of his radically different focus. Given the weakness of so much contemporary Christian ethics . . . it is surely significant that there are at last signs that the discipline may be entering fresh territory. If for that reason alone this book deserves to be read widely.” — Scottish Journal of Theology

“. . . [A] main road in American Christian ethics. Hauerwas’s own pursuit of the continuities, rather than the discontinuities, of the moral life has taken him several stages further on, so that this welcome reissue enables us to look back over his development. Many of the characteristics of the mature Hauerwas are already evident: the mercurial imagination, the constant struggle for shifts in Gestalt, the involved arguments, the elusive claims, the persistent concern that philosophy and theology should meet.” — Journal of Theological Studies

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Christians among the Virtues

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Character and the Christian Life

A Study in Theological Ethics

Stanley Hauerwas

 Character and the Christian Life: A Study in Theological Ethics
Cloth Edition
Paper Edition

“Stanley Hauerwas’s important and influential book, Character and the Christian Life, contains a substantial and candid introduction by the author. Hauerwas assesses recent interest in the ‘ethics of character’ and suggests areas in his own work that now call for some corrective and/or further work.” —Alasdair MacIntyre

ISBN: 978-0-268-08812-5

272 pages

“[T]his is an important book. Christian ethics may or may not adopt Hauerwas’s concept of ‘character,’ but it certainly should take note of his radically different focus. Given the weakness of so much contemporary Christian ethics . . . it is surely significant that there are at last signs that the discipline may be entering fresh territory. If for that reason alone this book deserves to be read widely.” — Scottish Journal of Theology

“. . . [A] main road in American Christian ethics. Hauerwas’s own pursuit of the continuities, rather than the discontinuities, of the moral life has taken him several stages further on, so that this welcome reissue enables us to look back over his development. Many of the characteristics of the mature Hauerwas are already evident: the mercurial imagination, the constant struggle for shifts in Gestalt, the involved arguments, the elusive claims, the persistent concern that philosophy and theology should meet.” — Journal of Theological Studies