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The Necessity of Witness: Stanley Hauerwas's Contribution to Systematic Theology Paperback – August 17, 2015

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Editorial Reviews


''Ariaan Baan does a great service to the discourse of Public Theology by offering a systematic theological discussion of the views of Stanley Hauerwas on the Christian practice of witness. His book . . . sheds light on the quest to go public with Christian faith in pluralistic societies. And this entails, amongst others, that Christian engagement with public life does not imply that thicker theological convictions should be hid or left home.''
--Nico Koopman, Professor of Christian Ethics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

''Ariaan Baan deftly navigates Stanley Hauerwas' indirect theological method and identifies an illuminating and persistent theme for understanding his articulations of truth, Spirit, and Church--his account of Christian witness as a 'testimony of life.' . . . Baan's work makes a unique contribution to theology by developing a framework for examining and evaluating theological reflection on Christian witness.''
--Benjamin Cooper, Professor of Discipleship and Mission, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI

''This theologically reflected book uniquely presents 'the necessity witness' as a crucial element of Christian practice and living. Ariaan Baan unfolds the rich biblical traditions of witness in its systematic contours . . . and the understanding of witness within the context of Stanley Hauerwas' work, the most pointed guide for the theological tradition of 'witness.'''
--Hans G. Ulrich, Professor of Systematic Theology, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany --Wipf and Stock Publishers

About the Author

Ariaan Baan studied theology at the Protestant Theological University of the Netherlands. In 2014 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis. He now works as a pastor of the Protestant Church in Zoutkamp and Scheemda, two villages in the northern part of the Netherlands.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1 pounds
  • Paperback : 246 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1498201628
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1498201629
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.56 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Pickwick Publications (August 17, 2015)
  • Language: : English

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