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The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson

Stanley Hauerwas

The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson

Stanley Hauerwas

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Winsome wisdom from a renowned theologian on growing spiritually

From the fairy godmother's pumpkin coach to Herr Drossel-meyer's nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. In The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets-the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing.

In each of fourteen letters-sent on the occasion of Laurence Wells's baptism and every year thereafter-Hauerwas contem­plates a specific virtue and its meaning for a child growing year by year in the Christian faith. Writing on kindness, courage, humility, joy, and more, Hauerwas distills centuries of religious thinking and decades of self-reflection into heartfelt personal epistles packed with warmth, wit, and grace.

An introduction by Samuel Wells-Laurence's father and Hauer­was's friend-tells the story behind these letters and offers sage insight into what a godparent is and can be.



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Winsome wisdom from a renowned theologian on growing spiritually

From the fairy godmother's pumpkin coach to Herr Drossel-meyer's nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. In The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets-the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing.

In each of fourteen letters-sent on the occasion of Laurence Wells's baptism and every year thereafter-Hauerwas contem­plates a specific virtue and its meaning for a child growing year by year in the Christian faith. Writing on kindness, courage, humility, joy, and more, Hauerwas distills centuries of religious thinking and decades of self-reflection into heartfelt personal epistles packed with warmth, wit, and grace.

An introduction by Samuel Wells-Laurence's father and Hauer­was's friend-tells the story behind these letters and offers sage insight into what a godparent is and can be.


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Meet the Author

Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas (Ph.D.,Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Performing the Faith, The Peaceable Kingdom; With the Grain of the Universe; A Better Hope; Christian Existence Today.

His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas recently authored Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible), and The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God, (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).

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  • Catalogue Code 490180
  • Product Code 9780802875792
  • ISBN 0802875793
  • EAN 9780802875792
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Apr 2018
  • Sales Rank #56989
  • Dimensions 203 x 127 mm

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