The Peaceable Kingdom
A Primer in Christian Ethics
Paperback | 9780268015541 | August 1991
eBook (PDF) | 9780268081898 | August 1991
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268081782 | August 1991
Stanley Hauerwas presents an overall introduction to the themes and method that have distinguished his vision of Christian ethics. Emphasizing the significance of Jesus’ life and teaching in shaping moral life, The Peaceable Kingdom stresses the narrative character of moral rationality and the necessity of a historic community and tradition for morality. Hauerwas systematically develops the importance of character and virtue as elements of decision making and spirituality and stresses nonviolence as critical for shaping our understanding of Christian ethics.
Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including Suffering Presence and Vision and Virtue, and is co-author of Christians Among the Virtues, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.