Hauerwas Paperback

A (Very) Critical Introduction

by Nicholas M. Healy;


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Hauerwas

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Sharp, thoughtful critique of a highly respected theologian.

Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most important and robustly creative theologians of our time, and his work is well known and much admired. But Nicholas Healy -- himself an admirer of Hauerwas's thought -- believes that it has not yet been subjected to the kind of sustained critical analysis that is warranted by such a significant and influential Christian thinker. As someone interested in the broader systematic-theological implications of Hauerwas's work, Healy fills that gap in Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction.

After a general introduction to Hauerwas's work, Healy examines three main areas of his thought: his method, his social theory, and his theology. According to Healy, Hauerwas's overriding concern for ethics and church-based apologetics so dominates his thinking that he systematically distorts Christian doctrine. Healy illustrates what he sees as the deficiencies of Hauerwas's theology and argues that it needs substantial revision.

Hauerwas by Nicholas M. Healy was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in April 2014. The ISBN for Hauerwas is 9780802825995.

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"A must-read! Healy interprets Hauerwas as mirroring Schleiermacher. It's a provocation so clearly argued that this will become a touchstone, not just for future interpretation of Hauerwas but for our engagement with a great deal of contemporary theology." - R. R. Reno, editor of 'First Things'.

"Theological controversy is an art in which few are skilled. This (very) critical response to a much-admired contemporary, however, exemplifies the virtues necessary to mount a substantial challenge without straying into invective: it keeps calm; it concentrates on matters of substance; it manifests sympathetic understanding of the body of writing which it seeks to contest; and — more than anything — it articulates its puzzlements and disagreements on the basis of convictions about God and the gospel." - John Webster, University of St. Andrews.

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Page last updated 10th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (April 2014)
Weight231g
Number of Pages160
Thickness11 mm
Height152 mm
Width240 mm
ISBN9780802825995
ISBN-100802825990
Product Code4263471
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