Al Mohler in Conversation with Stanley Hauerwas

Al Mohler  Stanley Hauerwas
–       Al Mohler                     Stanley Hauerwas

Scot McKnight published today on his blog a fragment from a very interesting recent dialogue between Al Mohler, President to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics at Duke University, a post-liberal theologian from the Methodist tradition.

Here is this fragment:

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Mohler:            The very next essay in this book you write about the end of Protestantism and that leads me to ask a very personal question: as an American evangelical Christian, do you think that Evangelicalism is in many ways the quintessential representation of the American faith and do you think that even as you write about the church in general – I actually don’t want to put a message in your mouth, I’d rather here it from you, but I get the impression that when you look at American Christianity in general, and American Evangelicalism in particular, you appear to see a church that is looking less and less like the church. Continue reading “Al Mohler in Conversation with Stanley Hauerwas”

So What’s an Anabaptist?

So What’s an Anabaptist?.

Scot McKnight about Anabaptism.


Stanley Hauerwas – A Prayer on Election Day

Stanley Hauerwas on the Death of America’s God

Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School

Brian McLaren has signaled on this blog a very powerful prophetic article that Hauerwas has just published on the ACB net. Here are a few significant quotes from it:

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America is the first great experiment in Protestant social formation. Protestantism in Europe always assumed and depended on the cultural habits that had been created by Catholic Christianity. America is the first place Protestantism did not have to define itself over against a previous Catholic culture. So America is the exemplification of constructive Protestant social thought.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer thus got it right when he characterized American Protestantism as “Protestantism without Reformation.” Continue reading “Stanley Hauerwas on the Death of America’s God”

Stanley Hauerwas On His Evangelical Audience