The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics

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Stanley Hauerwas presents an overall introduction to the themes and method that have distinguished his vision of Christian ethics. Emphasizing the significance of Jesus’ life and teaching in shaping moral life, The Peaceable Kingdom stresses the narrative character of moral rationality and the necessity of a historic community and tradition for morality. Hauerwas systematically develops the importance of character and virtue as elements of decision making and spirituality and stresses nonviolence as critical for shaping our understanding of Christian ethics.

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Document Type
  • Book Chapter

Alternate Title
  • The Peaceable Kingdom

  • Stanley Hauerwas

Date Created
  • 1991-08-31

  • 208 pages

  • 9780268081898

  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 1991-08-31

  • Society

  • Sin

  • Peace

  • Nature

  • Religion

  • Agency

  • Reason

  • Ethics

  • Reality

  • Philosophy

  • Christianity

Subject (Library of Congress)
  • Christian ethics

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