Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Apr 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 287 pages
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A loving, hard-working, godly couple has long been denied a family of their own. Finally, the wife makes a deal with God: if he blesses her with a child, she will dedicate that child to God s service. The result of that prayer was the birth of an influential -- some say prophetic -- voice. Surprisingly, this is not the biblical story of Samuel but the account of Stanley Hauerwas, one of today s leading theologians in the church and the academy. The story of Hauerwas s journey into Christian discipleship is captivating and inspiring. With genuine humility, he describes his intellectual struggles with faith, how he has dealt with the complex reality of marriage to a mentally ill partner, and the gift of friendships that have influenced his character. Throughout the narrative shines Hauerwas s conviction that the tale of his life is worth telling only because of the greater Christian story providing foundation and direction for his own.
 

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Hauerwas is an unlikely theologian. Can you connect the dots between a potty-mouthed bricklayer from Texas who is completely unsure of whether or not he is a Christian to the esteemed professor of ... Read full review

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A wonderful account of a wonderful thinker and theologian. Hannah's Child is also a wonderful account of a boy growing up in Texas, the only son of a hard working southern family and of his growth ... Read full review

Contents

Work and Family
17
Studies
47
Teaching
73
Catholics
95
Surviving
123
Enduring
151
Beginnings and an Ending
179
Paula
205
Good Company
233
Patience and Prayer
261
Last Things
281
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Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke University. Among his many books are Resident Aliens, A Community of Character, Living Gently in a Violent World, and A Cross-Shattered Church.

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