Thursday, February 10, 2005

Gosh, can I relate to that....

William Cavanaugh, a friend and fellow theologian, has this to say about Hauerwas' tough nature: "Indeed, of all the great Christian pacifists over the centuries--Hippolytus, Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther King--Stanley Hauerwas is the one I would want on my side in a bar fight."

Hauerwas himself says one reason he so loudly proclaims his non-violent ethic is that others might keep him from killing someone.

and

"I'm a pacifist because I'm a violent son of a bitch." A profile of Stanley Hauerwas

3 comments:

RJ said...

Hi John,

Very interesting article. I've never read Hauerwas but I think I may look for him at the library. Recently I was at MCC meetings in Montréal. Did you know that pacifism is very popular with francophones? Somewhat ironically, it's difficult for MCC to reach out to the secular francophone community because they don't find anabaptist pacifism to be particularly faith inspired - just a reasonable humanist world view.

.r a e h. said...

that mix of hope was really good john....
part of me wants to come to japan just so that I can stay updated on what i happening with your music....
hope you guys are doing good up there...
-rachel

Paul Fromont said...

Good essay buddy. I printed it and read it. I can't help but love the way Hauerwas thinks / writes. Grace to you.