Endorsements & Reviews-
"The essays and sermons in Working with Words reveal that the vibrancy of Stanley Hauerwas arises from his single-minded, manic determination to learn from Jesus and the Scriptures to see and speak as a Christian, and to teach other Chris.tians to do the same."
--Peter J. Leithart
New St. Andrews College
author of Defending Constantine
"Working with Words displays more clearly than ever before the basso ostinato that is Wittgenstein's imprint on the Hauerwasian dialect . . . This is vintage Hauerwas."
--Jennifer A. Herdt
Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale University
"Whether preaching or teaching, writing or conversing, Stanley Hauerwas serves the Word with words--careful words, bold words, nuanced words, provocative words. . . . Reading Working with Words is its own reward, as are the insights one receives upon its completion."
--Michael L. Budde
author of The Borders of Baptism: Identities, Allegiances, and the Church (forthcoming in the Theopolitical Visions series of Cascade Books).
"Thanks be to God that we are blessed with a God who loves us enough to say something substantial to us. And thanks for Stanley Hauerwas who is able to say so well what God says."
--William H. Willimon
Bishop, The United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama Area
"Stanley Hauerwas is a word provocateur-but always in service to the Word that
is our life and our hope."
--Debra Dean Murphy
author of Teaching That Transforms: Worship as the Heart of Christian Education
"They range wide and deep, offering both priestly affirmation and prophetic critique. Writing as always in his distinctively Christian voice, Hauerwas helps his audience to cease mumbling and fumbling about the Gospel and the Church. Indeed, he leaves us without excuse for speaking anything other than Christian."
--Ralph C. Wood
University Professor of Theology and Literature