Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church
233 pages, 6.00 x 9.00
Paperback | 9780268017224 | April 1986
Hardcover | 9780268017217 | April 1986
eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268161170 | April 1986
In Suffering Presence, ethicist Stanley Hauerwas delivers a well-formed theological perspective that illuminates the moral life, particularly medical care and the care of children and the handicapped.
Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Suffering Presence (University of Notre Dame Press, 1986), Vision and Virtue (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), and is co-author of Christians Among the Virtues (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997). His book A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981), was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the twentieth century.
"Hauerwas's overriding concern in this text is with the contribution theological ethics can make to moral dilemmas in medicine....The text is a most provocative collection of essays and will become standard reading for all medical ethicists who take the theological voice seriously." —Ethics