Monday, May 01, 2006

ANOTHER WEEK WITH.... STANLEY HAUERWAS pt. 1

If you've been a reader of The Phaith of St. Phransus for any amount time you know that I have a real admiration for Stanley Hauerwas. Dr. Hauerwas is a prof. at Duke Divinity School, he was named "America’s Best Theologian" by Time in 2001. Hauerwas' theological orthodoxy and political progressivism defy attempts by liberals or conservatives to own him, and deny both sides the comfort of entrenched positions.

This week instead of posting quotes from Stan, I'll be sharing segments of an interview with him. I hope you enjoy and I hope you are stretched. I invite dialog and discussion.

STAN ON PACIFISM AND THE JUST WAR TRADITION
Click here to hear 'hauerwas'

(8 minutes)

7 comments:

gmw said...

"Hauerwas' theological orthodoxy and political progressivism defy attempts by liberals or conservatives to own him, and deny both sides the comfort of entrenched positions."

True dat.

St.Phransus said...

yup yup, which is so appealing to oddballz like myself. he is a breath of fresh air within the wesleyan movement.

daniel greeson said...

He is a breath of fresh air in the Wesleyan movement. But is he not attending an Episcopalian church now?

I love me some Stan. I have an mp3 of him speaking @ a mormon conference and it is great stuff as well as a lecture on the Sermon on the Mount as Bonhoeffer and Yoder read it presented @ Wheaton. I love actually being able to hear theologians who I am reading.

I should probably at some point return the Hauerwas books I have on loan from you....

St.Phransus said...

yeah, he is attending an episcopalian church but i don't think he's given up his identification with the methodists, he just hasn't found a methodist church that he identifies with. at least that's what i've heard.

how are those books doing?

Thunder Jones said...

He's stolen my Rowan Williams Resurrection as well. That Daniel Greeson can't be trusted with our books!

jk

Jonathan said...

Wow, Stanley Hauerwas actually quoted Scripture!!! (Philippians 2). : ) Thanks for the interview - look forward to hearing the rest. And, Daniel, I'd love to hear the speech he gave at the Mormon conference. Could you make it available somehow?

daniel greeson said...

http://www.wheaton.edu/CACE/resources/tapes.htm
http://www.sunstoneonline.com/MP3Down/SL92185.mp3

there are both the links.

I finished Resident Aliens like a week or so after you let me borrow it. I am working through Community of Character. Ill finish it probably first week out of school.

and its true. i borrow tons of books.

shalom
daniel