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Author Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940- author

Title A community of character : toward a constructive Christian social ethic / Stanley Hauerwas
Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [1981]
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [1981]


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Description x, 298 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- PART ONE: The narrative character of Christian social ethics -- 1. A story-formed community: Reflections on "Watership Downs" -- 2. Jesus: The story of the kingdom -- 3. The moral authority of scripture: The politics and ethics of remembering -- 4. The church and liberal democracy: The moral limits of a secular polity -- PART TWO: Church and world: History, politics, and the virtues -- 5. The church in a divided world: The interpretative power of the Christian story -- 6. The virtues and our communities: Human nature as history -- 7. Character, narrative, and growth in the Christian life -- PART THREE: The church and social policy: The family, sex, and abortion -- 8. The moral value of the family -- 9. The family: Theological and ethical reflections -- 10. Sex in public: Toward a Christian ethic of sex -- 11. Why abortion is a religious issue -- 12. Abortion: Why the arguments fail
Summary "Recognized as a leading theological ethicist, Stanley Hauerwas applies his theory of the narrative formation of Christian character to the field of social ethics. He advances his ideas by showing why any consideration cannot be divorced from the kind of community the church is and should be. He also challenges the dominant assumption of contemporary Christian social ethics that there is a special relation between Christianity and some form of liberal democratic social system." -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Christian ethics.
Social ethics.
LC no. 80053072
ISBN 0268007330 (hardback)
0268007357 (paperback)