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  • ISBN: 9780268021597
  • ISBN10: 0268021597

Beyond Universal Reason the Relation Between Religion and Ethics in the Work of Stanley Hauerwas

by Emmanuel Katongole

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/2000
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Description: Stanley Hauerwas begins Peaceable Kingdom with the claim that "to begin by asking what is the relation between theology and ethics is to have already made a mistake." This socially constituted and historically embodied account of the moral life is often met with criticisms of sectarianism, relativism, and tribalism. Emmanuel Katongole offers a defense of Hauerwas's position by showing how the problem of ethics and religion is created and sustained by the a historical conception of the moral life in general, and moral rationality in particular, assumed within the dominant Kantian moral tradition.

Beyond Universal Reason presents the reader with the Hauerwas who has challenged the main foundations of modern ethical and political theory. Katongole develops a comprehensive, theoretical framework for a better appreciation of Hauerwas's work, and demonstrates that Hauerwas's claim about the relation between religion and ethics makes sense only within the wider framework of his attempt to set aside Kantian moral tradition.

This volume is a testimony to the scholarship of Stanley Hauerwas and an invaluable resource for understanding his work, as well as a rewarding addition to the study of moral reason.

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