A Bricklayer’s Son

Stanley Hauerwas & the Christian Difference

Stanley Hauerwas is the most immediately likable bombthrower I have ever met. I first encountered him and his essays during that part of the 1970s I spent in the newly hatched field of bioethics. His later books The Peaceable Kingdom (1983) and Against the Nations (1985) had a considerable impact on my...

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About the Author

Peter Steinfels, co-founder of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and a former editor of Commonweal, is the author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America.