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The Character of Virtue : Letters to a Godson
by Stanley Hauerwas


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Candid wisdom from a renowned theologian on living well

From the fairy godmother's pumpkin coach to Herr Drossel-meyer's nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. In The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets--the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Candid wisdom from a renowned theologian on living well

From the fairy godmother's pumpkin coach to Herr Drossel-meyer's nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. In The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets--the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing.

In each of fourteen letters--sent on the occasion of Laurence Wells's baptism and every year thereafter--Hauerwas contem-plates a specific virtue and its meaning for a child growing year by year in the Christian faith. Writing on kindness, courage, humility, joy, and more, Hauerwas distills centuries of religious thinking and decades of self-reflection into heartfelt personal epistles packed with wit and punch.

An introduction by Samuel Wells--Laurence's father and Hauer-was's friend--tells the story behind these letters and offers sage insight into what a godparent is and can be.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802875792
  • ISBN-10: 0802875793
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Page Count: 192


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