Duke's Stanley Hauerwas Honored by Yale Divinity School

Stanley M. Hauerwas was one of five alumni of the Yale Divinity School, YDS, given Awards for Distinction at the Fall Convocation on October 9. Honored this year were Talitha Arnold ‘80, Earl Harrison ‘59, Mr. Hauerwas ‘65, G. Scott Morris ‘80, and George Todd ‘51. Kenneth W. Clapp, president of the YDS Alumnal Board, introduced the award recipients, and YDS Dean Richard J. Wood made the presentations. Professor Hauerwas was guest speaker at the Alumnal Dinner on October 9.

Professor Hauerwas was honored by YDS for “Theological Scholarship and Education.” The Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University’s Divinity School, he earned his Ph.D. from Yale in 1968. An authority in theological ethics, he has taught at Notre Dame, Georgetown, the University of Texas Medical School, the University of Chicago, Union Theological Seminary, and other institutions. He has delivered numerous invited talks, including the George Thomas lecture at Princeton, the Riddell Lectures at the University of Newcastle, England, and the Sprunt Lectures at Union Theological Seminary. He was named a Rockefeller Doctoral Fellow, a Pew Evangelical Senior Scholar, and has won grants from the Lilly Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Mr. Hauerwas is author of “Naming the Silences: God, Medicine, and the Problem of Suffering”; “After Christendom”; “Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America”; and, most recently, “In Good Company: The Church as Polis,” in 1995. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from DePaul University and the University of Edinburgh.

Yale Divinity School was established in 1822. Today, YDS instructs students of all the major Christian church bodies, seeking to create “a communal environment which combines rigorous scholarly inquiry, public worship and spiritual nurture.” YDS offers three degrees, a Master of Divinity; a Master of Arts in Religion; and a Master of Sacred Theology. YDS faculty and students work in close conjunction with the Department of Religious Studies at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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