Friday, March 11, 2011

More on Hauerwas

I've been reading two books by Stanley Hauerwas lately, and they're both stirring things in me which haven't been stirred in some time. For example, a desire to get with Christians and talk about Jesus and life.

The two books are: his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)), and the classic, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, written with William Willimon back in the '80s.

Resident Aliens is a really fantastic book. I'm reading a library copy, but I'm definitely going to have to purchase my own. Trevin Wax, reviewing the book at Discerning Reader, said, "Resident Aliens has the effect of an earthquake that shakes things up and then leaves you with a new landscape once the dust settles." Yup, that sounds about right.

You can read a great article on Hauerwas here, and Nathan Colquhon has a nice post which follows from his reading of Resident Aliens. And by the way, why isn't Nathan's blog, Based on a True Story, on my blogroll? that oversight has now been corrected!

Anyway, you'll be hearing more from me about these books. They are both going on my highly recommended list!

1 comment:

nance marie said...

thanks for sharing
your thoughts on the books
and for the links.

it is very cool to hear the excitement
come through your words.