The writings of Stanley Hauerwas have been influential not only to me but to many Christians across the world. I was lucky enough to get to work with him as a student at Duke, where he is now a professor emeritus. 240 more words
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Is There an Entry for “Formation” in the Lutheran Lexicon?
A. On Formation
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In those branches of Christian tradition where the term itself is most at home, “formation” is viewed as a deliberate undertaking in which those who are spiritually more mature direct and assist the less mature, and “forming” is seen as an apt term for this process: there are various disciplines and exercises aimed at shaping the Christian life, helping one acquire the proper habits (or virtues) and shed inappropriate ones, and so forth.
A reflection on Stanley Hauerwas’ Unleashing the Scripture:
I was 9 years old and sitting in one of the front pews at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria, Virginia when I was called up to the altar and given a red hardback copy of the New Revised Stand Version of the Bible. 905 more words