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Hauerwas Clickbait Makes the Rounds on Social Media

July 4, 2019

Hauerwas Clickbait Makes the Rounds on Social Media

4 Responses to Hauerwas Clickbait Makes the Rounds on Social Media

  1. senecagriggs says:

    IRONICALLY, “Hauerwas posited that personal Christian convictions have no place in public policy” which is his personal public policy statement of Christian conviction.

  2. Donald says:

    When you become a theological progressive, the part of the brain which recognizes Irony and self-contradictory statements is removed.

  3. David says:

    I am not exactly a fan of Hauerwas’ approach, because I do not believe we can properly conceive of the church as an alternative polis. The state has its own legitimate role to play in human society.

    However, I don’t believe you are fair to Hauerwas when you write: “Hauerwas posited that personal Christian convictions have no place in public policy.” Although I don’t know the larger context, the quoted paragraph that follows doesn’t seem to me to be saying this. I read Hauerwas to be describing what he believes is our current situation, not approving it. Since we are not being listened, I think he’s saying, let’s focus our efforts on being a people who embody justice.

    I personally think that this is not an adequate response to our current situation, but we owe it to Hauerwas not to put words in his mouth.

  4. David carter says:

    Stanley and his acolytes have raised virtue signaling to an art-form…I can typically tell a Duke graduate when they preach as they chide believers for not being quite as pious as they are. It is a wonder brother Stanley and his buddy bishop Willimon are not gold metal gymnast the way contort their message all the while patting themselves on the back. The less we hear from them the better off we’ll all be.

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