Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas

  • Stanley Hauerwas 
  • Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law, Duke Divinity School


Described as “contemporary theology’s foremost intellectual provocateur,” Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University, has been named America’s Best Theologian by Time Magazine. The intent of his work is to show in what way theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in our lives. Referring to the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who wrote that “it is worse for a liar to tell the truth than for a lover of truth to lie,” Hauerwas will reflect on Bonhoeffer’s view of America and truth. This presentation is an attempt to prove that what Christians owe any politics in which they find themselves is first and foremost to be a people who want not only to hear the truth but to speak it.

Presentations at Calvin University:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer On Lying - Reflections on America
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 15, 2003  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Miller Johnson

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Featured publication

The Work of Theology

The Work of Theology
by Stanley Hauerwas 
Eerdmans (August 5, 2015)


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