On Not Being Saved


Stanley Hauerwas will read from his recently published memoir, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir, focussing on the sections that describe his inability to “get himself saved” and how this has shaped his thinking and his attempts to live a fully Christian life.

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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