Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular

4.11 avg rating
( 46 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780822317166: Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular

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 to our secular society.
At once Christian theology and social criticism, this book aims to show that the two cannot be separated. In this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful attack on current sentimentalities about the significance of democracy, the importance of the family, and compassion, which appears here as a literally fatal virtue. In this time of the decline of religious knowledge, when knowing a little about a religion tends to do more harm than good, Hauerwas offers direction to those who would make Christian discourse both useful and truthful. Animated by a deep commitment, his essays exhibit the difference that Christian theology can make in the shaping of lives and the world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The study of rocks by geologists is legitimate, but God just does not seem to be an appropriate subject to constitute a respectable discipline in the contemporary university. Which creates a wonderful opportunity for those of us who remain theologians. Since we are never going to make it as academics, or anything else, we might as well have fun," writes Stanley Hauerwas, in the introduction to this terrifically fun book. A few hours with Hauerwas, a professor of Theological Ethics at Duke, will give you bigger jolts than a month's worth of electroshock therapy. Regardless of your theological prejudices, he'll show you the beams in your eyes, then show you how to see through them. Dispatches from the Front collects some of his best essays (such as "Why Gays (as a Group) Are Morally Superior to Christians (as a Group)" and "Constancy and Forgiveness: The Novel as a School for Virtue"), in a useful, accessible, and defiantly unboring book. --Michael Joseph Gross

From the Back Cover:

"Ingratiating theology is always boring. This book is exciting just because it displays an uncompromising Christian who thinks about matters of great general concern. Stanley Hauerwas's extraordinary intellectual energy constantly jolts one into reconsidering what one had previously taken for granted. He illustrates how a vigorous theology can participate in the common conversation."--Robert N. Bellah, author of "Habits of the Heart "

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0822317168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 to our secular society.At once Christian theology and social criticism, this book aims to show that the two cannot be separated. In this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful attack on current sentimentalities about the significance of democracy, the importance of the family, and compassion, which appears here as a literally fatal virtue. In this time of the decline of religious knowledge, when knowing a little about a religion tends to do more harm than good, Hauerwas offers direction to those who would make Christian discourse both useful and truthful. Animated by a deep commitment, his essays exhibit the difference that Christian theology can make in the shaping of lives and the world. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780822317166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 to our secular society.At once Christian theology and social criticism, this book aims to show that the two cannot be separated. In this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful attack on current sentimentalities about the significance of democracy, the importance of the family, and compassion, which appears here as a literally fatal virtue. In this time of the decline of religious knowledge, when knowing a little about a religion tends to do more harm than good, Hauerwas offers direction to those who would make Christian discourse both useful and truthful. Animated by a deep commitment, his essays exhibit the difference that Christian theology can make in the shaping of lives and the world. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780822317166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press 24/05/1995 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press 24/05/1995, 1995. Book Condition: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780822317166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke Univ
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke Univ. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2596760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

STANLEY HAUERWAS
Published by Duke University Press December 1994 (1994)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paper Back Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Eighth Day Books, LLC
(Wichita, KS, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press December 1994, 1994. Paper Back. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20100513172167

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780822317166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press, 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780822317166

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press Books (1994)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0822317168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stanley Hauerwas
Published by Duke University Press Books (1995)
ISBN 10: 0822317168 ISBN 13: 9780822317166
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duke University Press Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0822317168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book