Hannah's Child: A Theologian's Memoir

Hannah's Child Hannah's Child Wm. B. Eerdmans

Stanley Hauerwas 

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010

In a rare autobiography of a theologian, Hauerwas tells of the highly unusual circumstances of his beginning, and the life that was the consequence.

"A rural Texas boy grows up to become Time magazine's "best theologian in America"-that's the unlikely story behind Hauerwas's arguably destined journey to academic fame. Hauerwas (Resident Aliens) learns that his mother, like Hannah in the Book of Samuel, prayed for the blessing of a child whom she would offer to be in God's service.... The result is a memoir that is both a well-documented story of Christian renewal and a superbly candid investigation into the scholarly mind. Fans of Christian memoirs will be pleased with Hauerwas's frank yet poignant style, and those who are simply fans of the memoir genre will find the book's careful blend of faith and scholarship easily accessible and far from didactic." - Publishers Weekly

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