By Stanley Hauerwas

by means of his personal admission by no means one to duck an outstanding struggle, Stanley Hauerwas has long ago 3 many years proven himself as one in all our most crucial and so much disputatious theologians. With A greater Hope, he concentrates at the confident case for the reality and tool of the church and its religion, "since Christians can't come up with the money for to enable ourselves be outlined by way of what we're opposed to. no matter what or whomever we're opposed to, we're so simply simply because God has given us a lot to be for."

Hauerwas right here crystallizes and extends profound criticisms of the United States, liberalism, capitalism, and postmodernism, but in addition identifies not going allies (such as Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George) and locates superb assets for Christian survival (such as secret novels). Interlocutors alongside the way in which contain Reinhold Niebuhr, John Courtney Murray, and, in an important and formerly unpublished essay, social gospeller Walter Rauschenbusch.

Never dull and infrequently telling, A larger Hope demonstrates how a philosopher so frequently accused of being "tribal" and "sectarian" is even as one in every of few modern theologians learn not only by means of different theologians, yet via political scientists, philosophers, clinical ethicists, legislations professors, and literary theorists.

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