The Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare; Ethics at Regis
College, University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to:

A free public lecture presented by STANLEY HAUERWAS (Duke Divinity
School) on “Suffering Presence*: Twenty Five Years Later”

Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West

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*Stanley Hauerwas, Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on
Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped, and the Church (Notre Dame:
University of Notre Dame Press, 1986).

Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological
Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University. Though he is often
identified as an ethicist, his work is more properly described as
theology. Certainly his work involves questions many associate with
ethics, but his primary intent is to show in what way theological
convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in our
lives. To that end, he was among the first to reclaim the importance
of character and the virtues for the display of Christian living. He
has also drawn attention to the importance of narrative for
explicating the interrelation of practical reason and personal
identity, and correlatively the significance of the church as the
necessary context for Christian formation and moral reflection.
Accordingly, his work draws on a great range of literatures–from
classical, philosophical, and theological texts to contemporary
political theory. He also works in medical ethics, issues of war and
peace, and the care of the mentally handicapped.

A graduate of Yale Divinity School (B.D. 1965) and Yale University
Graduate School (M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. 1968), Hauerwas did his
undergraduate work at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas. He
taught for two years at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois
before joining the faculty of the University of Notre Dame where he
taught from 1970 to 1984. He joined the faculty of Duke University in
1984 where he served as Director of Graduate Studies from 1985-1991.

He is a member of the Society for Christian Ethics, the American
Academy of Religion, and the American Theological Society. He has
delivered lectures world-wide and was invited to give the prestigious
Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in the
year 2000-2001. He has received honorary degrees from DePaul
University (1988), University of Edinburgh (1991), and University of
Virginia (2006).