War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity  -     By: Stanley Hauerwas
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War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity

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How are American identity and America's presence in the world shaped by war, and what does God have to do with it? In War and the American Difference leading ethicist and theologian Stanley Hauerwas helps readers reflect theologically on war, church, justice, and nonviolence in a compelling but uncomfortable read.

Exploring issues such as how America depends on war for its identity, how war affects the soul of a nation, the sacrifices that war entails, and why war is considered "necessary," especially in America, Hauerwas brings to focus tough questions that each American must face--regardless of their politics. He also examines the views of nonviolence held by Martin Luther King Jr. and C. S. Lewis, how Jesus constitutes the justice of God, and the relationship between congregational ministry and Christian formation in America.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2011
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ISBN: 0801039290
ISBN-13: 9780801039294
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How are American identity and America's presence in the world shaped by war, and what does God have to do with it? Esteemed theologian Stanley Hauerwas helps readers reflect theologically on war, church, justice, and nonviolence in this compelling volume, exploring issues such as how America depends on war for its identity, how war affects the soul of a nation, the sacrifices that war entails, and why war is considered "necessary," especially in America. He also examines the views of nonviolence held by Martin Luther King Jr. and C. S. Lewis, how Jesus constitutes the justice of God, and the relationship between congregational ministry and Christian formation in America.

Author Bio

Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Emeritus Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous books, including Cross-Shattered Christ, A Cross-Shattered Church, With the Grain of the Universe, A Better Hope, and Matthew in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

Endorsements

Beginning from the startling claim that war defines American political identity, these essays should interest both religious and secular readers. Hauerwas defends a Christian pacifism that allows no compromises with war, including that most common form of compromise--just war theory. Christians will be powerfully challenged by his claim that nonviolence is a necessary condition of a church that is a living witness to Christ. Secular readers will be forced to rethink the ground of their own commitment to a politics built on violent sacrifice. Hauerwas demands of all of us that we think through the character of our faith and the sources of ultimate meaning in our lives.
Paul W. Kahn,
Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities, Yale Law School

Disenthralling Americans from war will require an authentic realism that displaces the illusions commonly passing for realism. In this luminous volume, Stanley Hauerwas continues the vital work of planting the signposts that show us the way.
Andrew J. Bacevich,
Boston University; author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

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