Hauerwas on Hauerwas

'Approaching the End'

Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life
Stanley Hauerwas
Eerdmans, $24, 269 pp.

Stanley Hauerwas has achieved singular preeminence among theologians in the United States as a public intellectual. Writing on subjects from Christian ethics to law, pacifism, bioethics, and political philosophy, he has provided bountiful fodder for academics while managing to leave footprints in the general culture—he is surely one of very few theologians ever to appear on Oprah. Any new book bearing Hauerwas’s name is noteworthy, and the latest one doesn’t disappoint. In ...

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About the Author

William L. Portier teaches theology at the University of Dayton.