Stanley Hauerwas (b. July 24, 1940) is a United Methodist theologian, ethicist, and professor of law. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination and the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective An ethicist is one whose judgment on Ethics and Ethical codes has come to be trusted by a specific Community, and (importantly is expressed in some way Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society He received a PhD from Yale University and a D.D. from University of Edinburgh, and he has taught at the University of Notre Dame and is currently the Gilbert T. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. The University of Edinburgh (Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann founded in 1582 is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School with a joint appointment at the Duke University School of Law. The Divinity School at Duke University in Durham North Carolina is one of thirteen Seminaries founded and supported by the United Methodist Church The Duke University School of Law is the Law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham North Carolina, United States
In his career, he has attempted to emphasize the importance of virtue and character within the Church. He has been an outspoken Christian pacifist and has promoted nonviolence, having been mentored by Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder. Christian pacifism is the theological and ethical position that any form of violence is incompatible with the Christian faith Nonviolence is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of physical Violence. The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496&ndash1561 though his teachings were a relatively John Howard Yoder ( December 29 1927 – December 30, 1997) was a Christian theologian ethicist and Biblical scholar Hauerwas has also been an opponent of nationalism, particularly American patriotism, arguing that it has no place in the Church. The term nationalism can refer to an Ideology, a sentiment, a form of Culture, or a Social movement that focuses on the Nation Patriotism is commonly defined as love of and/or devotion to one's country His writings occasionally veer into the area of paleo-orthodoxy, though Hauerwas himself might dispute this claim. Paleo-orthodoxy (from Greek paleo "ancient" and orthodoxy "correct belief" is a Christian theological movement of the late 20th and He has also been associated with the narrative theology movement. Narrative theology began as a late 20th-century theological development
TIME Magazine in 2001 named him "America's Best Theologian". Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and He responded by saying "Best is not a theological category. " That same year, he was invited to give the Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews in Scotland, which were published as With the Grain of the Universe, (ISBN 1-58743-016-9) a text in which Karl Barth's interpretation of St. Anselm's analogy of faith was featured. The Gifford Lectures were established by the will of Adam Lord Gifford (died 1887) The University of St Andrews is the oldest University in Scotland and third oldest in the English-speaking world, having been founded between Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Karl Barth ( May 10, 1886 &ndash December 10, 1968) (pronounced "bart" a Swiss Reformed theologian was one Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033 &ndash April 21, 1109) was an Italian medieval Philosopher, theologian, and church official The rule of faith ( Latin: regula fidei) or analogy of faith ( analogia fidei) is a phrase first found in Tertullian In 1997 he gave the Scottish Journal of Theology lectures at Aberdeen, published as Sanctify Them in Truth (1998). Scottish Journal of Theology is an international refereed quarterly Journal of systematic historical and biblical Theology.
Hauerwas is a prominent and influential theological ethicist in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Educated at Yale Divinity School, Hauerwas came under the influence of James Gustafson, one of the more well-known students of H. Richard Niebuhr. Helmut Richard Niebuhr ( September 3, 1894 - July 5, 1962) was one of the most important Christian theological - ethicists in This contact distinctly discolored his perception of Niebuhr, despite his dependence upon The Meaning of Revelation and The Responsible Self. Later teaching at Notre Dame, Hauerwas discovered John Howard Yoder's work, which critiques the work of Reinhold Niebuhr whom Hauerwas frequently criticizes, and has drawn upon it to question the modern philosophical foundations for just war thinking. John Howard Yoder ( December 29 1927 – December 30, 1997) was a Christian theologian ethicist and Biblical scholar Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr ( June 21, 1892 &ndash June 1, 1971) was an American theologian. Just War theory is a Doctrine of military ethics of Roman philosophical and Catholic origin studied by moral Theologians Ethicists and international Hauerwas has also been deeply influenced by Catholic philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, who uses Thomist thought regarding virtue ethics to critique modern and postmodern culture. Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (born January 12, 1929 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral
As a teacher and lecturer, Hauerwas is known for his wit, sharp criticisms of positions he disagrees with, breadth of reading, and (more than) occasional use of profanity, which he explains as being the result of having a brick-layer father. Hauerwas often wears jeans with his dress shirt and tie.
Hauerwas' theology is colored by a deep love of the church. As such, he speaks frequently at churches throughout North America, and gave the Slater-Maguire Lecture at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2006. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population Manitoba (English ˌmænɨˈtoʊbə French /manitoba/ is a province of Canada, spanning 647797 square kilometres (250116  sq mi of North America
While Hauerwas has been self-identified with the United Methodist Church for the bulk of his career, as of his latest work, he has begun to identify himself as an Anglican and attends Church of the Holy Family, an Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, NC. The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination and the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC
Additionally, Hauerwas was influential in the formation of the Ekklesia Project, a multi-denominational Christian "think tank" and Renewal Movement, also supported by many of his former graduate students. The Ekklesia Project is an ecumenical Christian group consisting of a network of Christians from across the various denominations to promote a more active and God-centered faith Hauerwas, although a controversial figure, is well-loved by colleagues, former students and Church members alike. One of his former students is Gregory Jones, current Dean of the Divinity School of Duke University.
Many of his books are collections of essays; some are structured monographs. Among his more commonly known works are: