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Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular

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God knows it is hard to make God boring, Stanley Hauerwas writes, but American Christians, aided and abetted by theologians, have accomplished that feat. Whatever might be said about Hauerwas—and there is plenty—no one has ever accused him of being boring, and in this book he delivers another jolt to all those who think that Christian theology is a matter of indifference t ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 20th 1994 by Duke University Press Books
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Sep 24, 2007 Mitchell rated it it was amazing
I'm returning to this book almost 15 years later to use some of the ideas in a paper I'm writing for my Sociology of Adult and Higher Education class. This was a great book that opened my eyes and changed my thinking. Hauerwas was named by Time magazine as the greatest living American theologian (or something like that).

I'm using some of his ideas, as well as ideas from my class texts -- Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Power in Practice -- and some books on liberation theology to make some connect
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A collection of essays of which if you are duds, most are good, and some are true classics
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Hauerwas' active seeking of how some current trends of philosophy and theology obscure the truth is worthwhile for anyone boggled by foundationalism. A popularizer of John Howard Yoder he joins Yoder in a critique of institutions and structures in society and of the church.
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Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous books, including Cross-Shattered Christ, A Cross-Shattered Church, War and the American Difference, and Matthew in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

America's Best Theologian according to Time Magazine (2001), though

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