How I became a theologian


In this session Stanley will focus on the sections of his memoir that describe his formation as a Christian theologian. In 2001 Time magazine named him “America’s Best Theologian”. He responded by saying “’Best’ is not a theological category.”

Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe professor of theological ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. A leading theologian and ethicist, his primary intent is to show that theological convictions make no sense unless they are embodied in our lives. He is also interested in medical ethics, war and peace, and the care of those suffering mental illness. He applies his early experience as a bricklayer to this theological approach. His most recent publication is Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir.

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