The Making of Stanley Hauerwas: Bridging Barth and Postliberalism
:In the past half-century, few theologians have shaped the landscape of American belief and practice as much as Stanley Hauerwas. His work in social ethics, political theology, and ecclesiology has had a tremendous influence on the church and society....
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:In the past half-century, few theologians have shaped the landscape of American belief and practice as much as Stanley Hauerwas. His work in social ethics, political theology, and ecclesiology has had a tremendous influence on the church and society. But have we understood Hauerwas's theology, his influences, and his place among the theologians correctly? Hauerwas is often associated-and rightly so-with the postliberal theological movement and its emphasis on a narrative interpretation of Scripture. Yet he also claims to stand within the theological tradition of Karl Barth, who strongly affirmed the priority of Jesus Christ in all matters and famously rejected Protestant liberalism. These are two rivers that seem to flow in different directions. In this volume within IVP Academic's New Explorations in Theology (NET) series, theologian David Hunsicker offers a reevaluation of Hauerwas's theology, arguing that he is both a postliberal and a Barthian theologian. In so doing, Hunsicker helps us to understand better both the formation and the ongoing significance of one of America's great theologians.
- :foreword By Stanley Hauerwas
- <strong>part I: The Making Of A Barthian Postliberal</strong>
- 1. The Stories That Made Stanley Hauerwas
- 2. With And Beyond Barth
- 3. Abortion, Theologically Understood
- 4. Breaking Barthian
- 5. Barthian Postliberalism Exemplified
- <strong>part Ii: The Schleiermacher Thesis Examined</strong>
- 6. Karl Barth's Theological Ethics
- 7. Stanley Hauerwas's Ecclesial Ethics
- 8. Casuistry And Christology
- <strong>part Iii: The Ritschl Thesis Examined</strong>
- 9. The Church’s Book
- 10. Salvation Belongs To Our Church?
- 11. Ecclesiocentrism Without Liberalism
- General Index