Published on March 20, 2014 by William Nunnelley  
Stanley Hauerwas

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Professional Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University, will deliver the Andrew Gerow Hodges Lectures at Samford University April 14-15.  The lectures, sponsored by the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, are open to the public free.

Hauerwas will lead a discussion on virtue ethics Monday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in Brooks Auditorium.  He will deliver the annual Hodges Lecture Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.  His topic, "Sacrificing the Sacrifices of War," will have a theme of pacifism.

Hauerwas is a distinguished ethicist, theologian and the author of more than 30 books ranging in content from philosophical and theological texts to contemporary political theory.  In his teaching, Hauerwas attempts to show that theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in people's lives.

The theologian has delivered lectures worldwide and was invited to give the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the year 2000-2001.  He joined Duke in 1984 after teaching at Augustana College for two years and the University of Notre Dame for 14 years.

Hauerwas holds the Ph.D. and two master's degrees from Yale University Graduate School and the bachelor of divinity from Yale Divinity School.  His undergraduate degree is from Southwestern (Tex.) University.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.