Faith-Based Initiator

Performing the Faith
Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence
Stanley Hauerwas
Brazos Press, $19.99, 252 pp.

For the past thirty years, Stanley Hauerwas has been our most prolific, provocative, and profound theological essayist. Always stimulating, sometimes exasperating, never boring, Hauerwas challenges us Christians to rethink our easy accommodations with the dominant culture.

The heart of this book is the essay "Performing Faith," co-written with Jim Fodor. Just as texts are not plays and scores are not music unless they are performed, so faith is neither subjective interpretation nor...

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About the Author

Terrence W. Tilley is chair of the Theology Department at Fordham University.