Professor Stanley Hauerwas to speak on Suffering Presence

Mon, 2011-11-21 19:00 - 21:00

The Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare and Ethics public lecture

"Suffering Presence:* Twenty Five Years Later"

presented by Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School

Monday, 21 November ~ 7pm

Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West

Free Admission. Limited Seating. Please register at

*Stanley Hauerwas, Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986). 


Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. Even though his work involves questions many associate with ethics, his primary intent is to show ways in which theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in our lives. To that end, he was among the first to reclaim the importance of character and the virtues for the display of Christian living. He has also drawn attention to the importance of narrative for explicating the interrelation of practical reason and personal identity, and correlatively the significance of the church as the necessary context for Christian formation and moral reflection. Accordingly, his work drawn on a great range of literatures -- from classical, philosophical, and theological texts to contemporary political theory. He also works in medical ethics, issues of war and peace, and the care of the mentally handicapped.

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