SummaryStanley Hauerwas looks at how we talk about death.
Professor Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School with a joint appointment at the Duke University School of Law. He has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he converses with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. He was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001. He responded by saying, “Best is not a theological category”.
CPX interviewed him about the connections between religion and violence, the place of Christianity in the modern University, death, friendship and community.