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A Community of Character

Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic

Stanley Hauerwas


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Leading theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas shows how discussions of Christology and the authority of scripture involve questions about what kind of community the church must be to rightly tell the stories of God. He challenges the dominant assumption of contemporary Christian social ethics that there is a special relation between Christianity and some form of liberal democratic social system.

University of Notre Dame Press, 9780268007355, 312pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 1991

About the Author

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of numerous books, including Christians among the Virtues, In Good Company, Suffering Presence, and Character and the Christian Life, all published by the University of Notre Dame Press.