Hauerwas the Peacemaker?

Peacebuilding, Race, and Foreign Policy

By Nathan Scot Hosler

Hauerwas the Peacemaker?

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Hauerwas the Peacemaker?

Peacebuilding, Race, and Foreign Policy

By Nathan Scot Hosler

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  • ISBN: 9781532671487
  • Pages: 290
  • Publication Date: 4/14/2020
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“War has been abolished in Christ” is a strong claim by theologian Stanley Hauerwas. Wars, however, continue to rage, and historic numbers of people are displaced globally. Despite critics’ assessments that Hauerwas contributes to Christians disengaging, his work provides certain tools for the work of peacebuilding. In this work, Hauerwas’s contribution to peacemaking as a part of his ecclesiology and broader theological/ethical work will be assessed. Hauerwas’s peacemaking within his work stands within the context of ecclesiology and related themes of witness and Christology. The possibilities of his work on peacemaking to extend to peacebuilding practice and foreign policy formation are explored, and a critique is leveled regarding his engagement with racial justice. Additionally, certain practices of reading in theology and training in this language are extrapolated to engage the task of policy formation and analysis in contexts where religion is an active factor. This study concludes that Hauerwas’s theological ethics of peacemaking makes a valuable contribution, but must be extended into specific practices.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Hauerwas the Peacemaker? by Nathan Hosler is a rich and deep exploration of peacemaking and nonviolence from different Christian perspectives. . . . I look forward to reading it again and again.”

—Marie Dennis, Executive Committee, Pax Christi International’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative



Hauerwas the Peacemaker? invites us to a new understanding of peacemaking in times where protracted wars, social unrests, and racial injustices are increasingly affecting the lives of millions. By assessing Stanley Hauerwas’s work on peacemaking, Hosler brings a fresh insight on Christian witness and Christology, peacebuilding practice and foreign policy, as well as the church’s engagement for racial justice.”

—Semegnish Asfaw, Programme Executive, World Council of Churches



“Nathan Hosler has called Stanley Hauerwas out of retirement to join an engaging current conversation around how his theology of nonviolence might contribute to active peacemaking today.”

—Scott Holland, Slabaugh Professor of Theology & Culture and Director of Peace Studies, Bethany Theological Seminary



“Nathan Hosler brings the nuanced perspective and practical concerns of a pastor, policy advocate, and practitioner of peacemaking to bear on Hauerwas’s usefulness for the concrete work of peacemaking. He uses his own experiences on the ground in peacemaking efforts to draw out the implications, contributions, and shortcomings of Hauerwas’s work for the practice and policy of peacebuilding.”

—Kristopher Norris, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Nathan Scot Hosler

Bio(s)-

Nathan Hosler is the director of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy of the Church of the Brethren in Washington, DC, and a pastor at the Washington City Church of the Brethren on Capitol Hill. He holds an MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University and a PhD in Theological Studies from the University of the Western Cape.

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