Without Apology

Sermons for Christ’s Church

Stanley Hauerwas

Aug/2013, 208 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9781596272484



"I am convinced nothing is more important for the recovery of preaching as a central act of the church than that those who preach trust that God is going to show up when the Word is rightly proclaimed. Too often those who preach fear those to whom they preach when in fact we ought to fear God. If God is rightly expected to show up, if God is rightly feared, then those who preach and those who hear will understand no explanation is required."
—From the Introduction

• Sermons from one of the country’s best-known theologians

• Seventeen sermons, from “Saints” and “Letting Go,” to “Recognizing Jesus/Seeing Salvation” and “Clothe Your Ministers in Righteousness”

• Two bonus presentations on “Leadership” and “An Open Letter to Christians  Beginning College” in the appendix

Stanley Hauerwas was named “Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001. His writings are controversial and well-read, including the recent Hannah’s Child, a memoir that ends about the time he became an Episcopalian. Hauerwas earned a BA from Southwestern University in 1962. He went on to earn the BD, MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees from Yale University and was awarded an honorary DD from the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Hauerwas joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame in 1970. In 1983, he moved to the Divinity School of Duke University, where he is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics with a joint appointment at the Duke University School of Law. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

“Unfailingly fresh, rich and nourishing as the rest of his work.”
—Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury and Master, Magdalene College at Cambridge University

“Lay people, you will relish this banquet—and preachers, you can study at the feet of a master.”
—Fleming Rutledge, author of Not Ashamed of the Gospel and The Undoing of Death  

“Here is Hauer testifying to the church, clearly, joyfully restoring the adventure of being Christian. 
—Will Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church (ret.) and Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke University

“Hauerwas offers what many Christians long for and never find: practical reflection on what it is to live and think as a Christian.”
—Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

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