Controversial Theologian to Speak Oct. 26

Oct. 21, 1998

Controversial theologian Dr. Stanley M. Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University, will lecture at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hauerwas is the featured speaker in this year's Roy B. Albaugh Phi Beta Kappa Lecture.

Hauerwas, who teaches theological ethics at the Divinity School at Duke, received his bachelor's degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown and his master's degree and doctorate from Yale University. He also earned a doctor of divinity from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to his appointment at Duke, Hauerwas taught Christian ethics at Notre Dame University for more than 12 years. He has been named to the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, for the year 2000-2001.

Recognized for his books and essays, Hauerwas frequently takes a controversial stand on topics such as the morality of the Gulf War, theological politics and God and medicine. He is best known for his works The Peaceable Kingdom, A Community of Character and Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony.

A Publishers Weekly review of Hauerwas' book Wilderness Wanderings: Probing Twentieth Century Theology stated, "Hauerwas, as always, is provocative, and that is reason enough to read this new collection of essays," while an article in Commonweal says, "Hauerwas is decidedly contemporary -- his ethical discussions include front-page items, and his books have sold surprisingly well for a serious theologian."

Hauerwas' lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Anne-Marie Bowery, assistant professor of philosophy, at 710-4403.

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