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Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian

Our discipleship and witness should matter to God, to us, and to others.

Given the range of impact Working With Words can effect on its readers (see the above take-aways from reading the book), I would recommend it to all Christians, whether or not they are pursuing a theological degree or career in ministry. The only caveat I would add—as can be seen from some of the quotations—this material does not read as smoothly as Hauerwas normally does. Perhaps it is difficult to find a coherent theme in a compilation of presentations, with its many tangents and adjacent themes. Nonetheless, as the Duke theologian puts it so well, words have consequence, and our discipleship and witness should matter to God, to us, and to others. Here is a tool for theologians, church leaders, and Christians to conscientiously think through their discipleship and witness in conversation with an Anabaptist public theologian.

Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern


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Category: Living the Faith, Pneuma Review, Spring 2013

About the Author: Timothy Teck Ngern Lim, M.Div. (BGST, Singapore), Ph.D. (Regent University), is a Visiting Lecturer for London School of Theology and Research Tutor for King's Evangelical Divinity School (London). He is on the advisory board of One in Christ (Turvey) and area book review editor for Evangelical Review of Society & Politics. He is an evangelical theologian ordained as a Teaching Elder with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has published in ecclesiology, ecumenical theology, and interdisciplinarity. A recent monograph published entitled Ecclesial Recognition with Hegelian Philosophy, Social Psychology, and Continental Political Theory: An Interdisciplinary Proposal (Brill, 2017).

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