Managing Monday with Stanley Hauerwas: Take 2

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Stanley Hauerwas (1940- ) is a noted American theologian, ethicist and academic. Here is a second taster of some of his thoughts…

  • The great enemy of Christianity in America is not atheism, it’s sentimentality. Stanley Hauerwas
  • As Christians we do not seek to be free but rather to be of use, for it is only by serving that we discover the freedom offered by God. Stanley Hauewas
  • The basis for the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount is not what works but rather the way God is. Cheek turning is not advocated as what works (it usually does not), but advocated because this is the way God is – God is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish. This is not a stratagem for getting what we want but the only manner of life available, now that, in Jesus, we have seen what God wants. We seek reconciliation with the neighbor, not because we feel so much better afterward, but because reconciliation is what God is doing in the world through Christ. Stanley Hauerwas

As always, nice chatting…

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