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Stanley Hauerwas Quotes

If what you know no longer matters, the ministry cannot help but be another "helping profession" whose task is to attract people to church because of the appealing personality of the minister and the friendliness of the congregation.
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The basis for the ethics of the Sermon on the Mount is not what works, but rather who God is.

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A social order bent on producing wealth as an end in itself cannot avoid the creation of a people whose souls are superficial and whose daily life is captured by sentimentalities. They will ask questions like "why does a good God let bad things happen to good people " such people cannot imagine that a people once existed who produced and sang the psalms. If we learn to say "God " we will do so with the prayer "My God my God why have you forsaken me?

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No powers determine our lives more completely than those we think we have under our control. I

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Though the world may often appear to be more charitable than the church, it is crucial to remember that, for the church, the care of the poor cannot be separated from the worship of God.

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America is the first great experiment in Protestant social formation. Protestantism in Europe always assumed and depended on the cultural habits that had been created by Catholic Christianity.

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The desire for money may be an indication of greed, but I want to argue that greed is a much more subtle vice than simply the desire to be rich.

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The fact that I spent my life in universities in a manner that I no longer have close identification with bricklayers is a pain to me.

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The 'Cold War' impinged on the daily lives of Americans. The wars after 11 September 2001 have been fought without the general American population having to make any sacrifices. It goes on, and so do we.

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I am not sure how old I was when I began to worry about being saved, but it was sometime in my early teens.

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'The Chronicles of Narnia' are war-determined stories. I do not think Lewis could have written well or truthfully if he had tried to avoid the reality of war.

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