Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Hauerwas: ethics from creation

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    Feast of John Coleridge Patteson, First Bishop of Melanesia, & his Companions, Martyrs, 1871
    For this is what the LORD says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.”
    —Isaiah 45:18 (NIV)
    The narrative of Christian ethics is determined by the fact that Christian convictions take the form of a story, or perhaps better, a set of stories that constitute a tradition, which in turn creates and forms a community. Christian ethics does not begin by emphasizing rules or principles, but by calling our attention to a narrative that tells of God’s dealing with creation.
    ... Stanley Hauerwas (b. 1940), The Peaceable Kingdom, University of Notre Dame Press, 1983, p. 24-25 (see the book)
    See also Isa. 45:18; Deut. 4:1; 6:20-25; 8:1; Ex. 20:2; Ps. 33:9; Amos 4:13; Rom. 1:20; Heb. 1:1-2; Rev. 4:11; 14:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, we have no excuse for not acknowledging You.
CQOD    Blog    email    RSS
    search    script    mobile
sub    fb    twt    inst    Jonah    ; Ruth


Post a Comment

<< Home