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Dispatches from the Front - Theological Engagements with the Secular (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 You Save: R24 (6%)
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Dispatches from the Front - Theological Engagements with the Secular (Paperback, New Ed)

Stanley Hauerwas

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God knows it is hard to make God boring, Stanley Hauerwas writes, but American Christians, aided and abetted by theologians, have accomplished that feat. Whatever might be said about Hauerwas--and there is plenty--no one has ever accused him of being boring, and in this book he delivers another jolt to all those who think that Christian theology is a matter of indifference to our secular society.
At once Christian theology and social criticism, this book aims to show that the two cannot be separated. In this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful attack on current sentimentalities about the significance of democracy, the importance of the family, and compassion, which appears here as a literally fatal virtue. In this time of the decline of religious knowledge, when knowing a little about a religion tends to do more harm than good, Hauerwas offers direction to those who would make Christian discourse both useful and truthful. Animated by a deep commitment, his essays exhibit the difference that Christian theology can make in the shaping of lives and the world.

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Imprint: Duke University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 1994
First published: May 1994
Authors: Stanley Hauerwas
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 235
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-8223-1716-6
Barcode: 9780822317166
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion
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LSN: 0-8223-1716-8

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