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Suffering Presence 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0268017220
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Hauerwas, professor of ethics at Duke's Divinity School and an authority on biomedical ethics, has written a consensus-shattering volume. Arguing forcefully for a radical reexamination of the assumptions of personal freedom, self-determination, and the utilitarian "bottom line" that pervade current bioethical decision making, he demonstrates how profoundly medicine and theology are intertwined when we address the human experiences of mortality, tragedy, and finitude. Hauerwas's own bottom line is clear: "a humane medicine is impossible to sustain in a society which lacks the moral capacity to care for the mentally handicapped." Highly recommended for libraries in medicine, nursing, theology, philosophy, and ethics. Rev . David A. Buehler, Charlton Memorial Hosp., Fall River, Mass.
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About the Author

Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of many books, including Performing the Faith, The Peaceable Kingdom, With the Grain of the Universe, A Better Hope, and Christian Existence Today.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 221 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (April 30, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268017220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268017224
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book does a wonderful job putting in proper perspective what the role of a chaplain, pastor or minister as he or she enters into poeple's crisis moment.
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Good condition. A good read.
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Stanley Hauerwas presents a thoughtful and theologically sound examination of health and suffering. This is a "must read" for anyone doing Christian ministry from chaplaincy to the parish.
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