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#1. To know God's name is to know God. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#2. Gentleness is given to those who have learned that God will not have his kingdom triumph through the violence of the world, for such a triumph came through the meekness of a cross. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#3. The fact that I spent my life in universities in a manner that I no longer have close identification with bricklayers is a pain to me. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#4. It's hard to remember that Jesus did not come to make us safe, but rather to make us disciples, citizens of God's new age, a kingdom of surprise. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#5. Jesus is Lord, and everything else is bullshit. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#6. I do not put much stock in "believing in God." The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian. "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#7. By the time I had got to college, I had begun to read and had decided that most of what Christians believed could not be credible. So I became a philosophy major at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#8. The problem with most pastors and theologians was that the way they went about their business did not require the existence of God. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#9. Consider the problem of taking showers with Christians. They are, after all, constantly going on about the business of witnessing in the hopes of making converts to their God and church. Would you want to shower with such people? You never know when they might try to baptize you. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#10. From time to time it may find it useful to send out missionaries, but its first missionary task is to be a witness in and to the worlds in which it finds itself. All missionary tasks are in that sense local. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#11. The courageous have fears that cowards never know. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#12. Stanley Hauerwas is correct that Judaism insists on the bearing of children because it is essential to Jewish continuity. But to end the matter there is to miss an essential point: if we are to learn to love others, Judaism says, we must begin by loving those who are closest to us. - Author: Meir Soloveichik
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#13. I simply cannot get over what a surprising and wonderful life God has given me, - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#14. Though the world may often appear to be more charitable than the church, it is crucial to remember that, for the church, the care of the poor cannot be separated from the worship of God. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#15. War is America's central liturgical act necessary to renew our sense that we are a nation unlike other nations. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#16. The heart of the gospel is that you don't know Jesus without the witness of the church. It's always mediated. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#17. 'It is finished' is the triumphant cry that what I came to do has been done. All is accomplished, completed, fulfilled work. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#18. Christians know that Christianity is simply extended training in dying early. That is what we have always been about. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#19. Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#20. Reading is an exercise for learning how to write and vice versa. I have read myself into being a Christian, but I have also written myself into being a Christian. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#21. No powers determine our lives more completely than those we think we have under our control. I - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#22. I fear that much of the Christianity that surrounds us assumes our task is to save appearances by protecting God from Job-like anguish. But if God is the God of Jesus Christ, then God does not need our protection. What God demands is not protection, but truth. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#23. The fact that monasticism preceded the identification of greed as a primal sin is an important reminder that our very ability to name sin is a theological achievement. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#24. Christians need jobs just like anybody else, but the years you spend as an undergraduate are like everything else in your life. They're not yours to do with as you please. They're Christ's. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#25. We complain of the increased tempo of our lives, but our frenetic lives are just reflection of the economic system that we have created. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#26. Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#27. Conservatives and liberals understand the Christian faith as a set of ideas because, so understood, Christianity seems to be a set of beliefs assessable to anyone upon reflection. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#28. The church does not exist to provide an ethos for democracy or any other form of social organization, but stands as a political alternative to every nation, witnessing to the kind of social life possible for those that have been formed by the story of Christ. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#29. We would like a church that again asserts that God, not nations, rules the world, that the boundaries of God's kingdom transcend those of Caesar, and that the main political task of the church is the formation of people who see clearly the cost of discipleship and are willing to pay the price. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#30. Israel knew that there was no greater gift than to be given God's name, but that gift was a frightening reality that threatened to consume her. Israel, who would be tempted by the idolatrous presumption she possessed God's name, rightly never forgot she could not say God's name. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#31. Whatever it means for us to exist, we do so as creatures created, as the universe has been created, to glorify God. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#32. I'm a happy and productive person. I'm very fortunate; I was born with happy genes. I've got a lot of energy. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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