The Work of Theology


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A how to book on theology from a world renowned theologian In this book Stanley Hauerwas returns to the basics of doing theology Revisiting some of his earliest philosophical and theological views to better understand and clarify what he has said before Hauerwas explores how theological reflection can be understood as an exercise in practical reason Hauerwas includes chapters on a wide array of topics including How I Think I Learned to Think Theologically How the Holy Spirit Works How to Write a Theological Sentence and How to Be Theologically Funny In a postscript he responds to Nicholas Healy s recent book Hauerwas A Very Critical Introduction What we believe as Christians says Hauerwas is quite basic and even simple But because it is so basic we can lose any sense of the extraordinary nature of Christian beliefs and practices In discussing the work of theology Hauerwas seeks to recover that sense of the oddness of what we believe as Christians In this book Stanley Hauerwas returns to the basics of doing theology Revisiting some of his earliest philosophical and theological views to better understand and clarify what he has said before Hauerwas explores how theological reflection can be understood as an exercise in practical reason Hauerwas includes chapters on a wide array of topics including How I Think I Learned to Think Theologically How the Holy Spirit Works How to Write a Theological Sentence and How to Be Theologically Funny In a postscript he responds to Nicholas Healy s recent book Hauerwas A Very Critical Introduction What we believe as Christians says Hauerwas is quite basic and even simple But because it is so basic we can lose any sense of the extraordinary nature of Christian beliefs and practices In discussing how to do theology Hauerwas seeks to recover that sense of the oddness of what we believe as Christians Once named by Time magazine as the best theologian in America Stanley Haue

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