Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology hosts TIME magazine’s 2001 “America’s Best Theologian,” Stanley Hauerwas, Ph.D. Currently the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University Divinity School, Hauerwas comes to APU to take part in the School of Theology’s annual Malcolm R. Robertson Lectureship on Holy Living. He has worked to recapture the significance of virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search for true virtue has led him to accentuate the importance of the Church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence.

Lectures:

Pentecost: Learning the Language of Peace
Hauerwas discusses how the Gospel comes to life and gathers a church of specific men, women, and children, transforming their lives through the story of Jesus.
Mon., Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Mary Hill Theater, West Campus
701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, Calif.

America’s God
Hauerwas challenges the church in America to come out from the dominant culture to be a particular people following a particular God. He also examines the distinctive characteristics of American Christianity and offers hope for change.
Mon., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Upper Turner Campus Center, East Campus
901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, Calif.

Hauerwas holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School and delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001. His work cuts across disciplinary lines, bringing him into conversation with systematic theology, political theory, and the philosophy of social science and medical ethics.

His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Hauerwas recently published Matthew: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, and The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God.

About the Malcolm R. Robertson Lectureship on Holy Living
The C.P. Haggard Graduate School of Theology is committed to demonstrating the vitality of the historic Wesleyan message as a response to the complex spiritual and social issues facing Christians today. In keeping with this purpose, outstanding scholars are invited to campus each year to present the results of studies in Wesleyan holiness thought.

For more information, call the School of Theology at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5645.