Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular

Hauerwas, Stanley (Fellow, 1992-93)

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994

From the publisher's description:

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.


Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Social Criticism; Theology;