Stanley Hauerwas to Present Carr Lecture on February 3
February 04, 2010
Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University, will present the Carr Lecture on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.
Hauerwas is often identified as an ethicist, but his work is more properly described as theology. His primary intent is to show in what way theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in the lives of people. He was among the first to reclaim the importance of character and the virtues for the display of Christian living. He also works in medical ethics, issues of war and peace and the care of the mentally handicapped.
He has lectured worldwide and was invited to give the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Hauerwas was co-editor with Alasdair MacIntyre on the Revisions Series published by the University of Notre Dame Press and associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics. He is the author of dozens of publications including Christianity, Democracy and the Radical Ordinary (Cascade, 2008) and Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching (Brazos Press, 2009).
The lecture is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located in Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on the Mount Union campus.
The Joseph M. Carr Lectureship was established in 1916 by the terms of the will of Reverend Joseph M. Carr, D.D. a close associate of President Hartshorn in the early days of Mount Union College. The conditions under which the lectureship was given state that the lecture shall always be upon the subject, "The Mission of the Christian College to the World."