Legacy of Stanley Hauerwas

referenced by Rick Mckinley at Imago Dei.

Stanley Hauerwas is considered by many to be a leading theologian in America and says of his legacy (here) that he wants students to care about what he cares about…truthfulness of Christian speech. He wants students to engage in questions about faith and God without the feeling that they need to protect God, because the moment you feel you need to protect God then you can be sure that you’re worshiping an idol. He wants the intellectuals to be engaged in such a way that no question is thought to be avoided…to care deeply about the Gospel in a way that is compelling for how we understand our lives in this world that is destined to death.