The Strange New World in the Church: A Review Essay of "With the Grain of the Universe" by Stanley Hauerwas [Book Review]

Journal of Religious Ethics 32 (1):197 - 217 (2004)
Abstract
Hauerwas's refusal to translate the argument displayed in "With the Grain of the Universe" (his recent Gifford Lectures) into language that "anyone" can understand is itself part of the argument. Consequently, readers will not understand what Hauerwas is up to until they have attained fluency in the peculiar language that has epitomized three decades of Hauerwas's scholarship. Such fluency is not easily gained. Nevertheless, in this review essay, I situate Hauerwas's baffling language against the backdrop of his corpus to show at least this much: "With the Grain of the Universe" transforms natural theology into "witness." In the end, my essay may demonstrate what many have feared, that Hauerwas is, in fact, a Christian apologist-though of a very ancient sort
Keywords witness  Hauerwas  narrative  Yoder  Barth
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