Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Praying before class...?


Praying before class???

“But in a university shaped by the narratives and practices that come from the Christian tradition, I would think it would make a good deal of sense to pray before class. This practice, I believe, would shape the knowledges that constitute that class. Furthermore, the questions of the class I think would change. Rather than asking, “What would be good for an American foreign policy?” We might well ask, “What would be the common good of Christians in the United States being in unity with Christians in Basra?” And as a result we might have to reconsider how should we think about and live our lives.”

~Stanley Hauerwas, “Learning Like a Christian,” Interview on September 9, 2008.

http://www.theotherjournal.com/article.php?id=426


Praying before class???

“But in a university shaped by the narratives and practices that come from the Christian tradition, I would think it would make a good deal of sense to pray before class. This practice, I believe, would shape the knowledges that constitute that class. Furthermore, the questions of the class I think would change. Rather than asking, “What would be good for an American foreign policy?” We might well ask, “What would be the common good of Christians in the United States being in unity with Christians in Basra?” And as a result we might have to reconsider how should we think about and live our lives.”

~Stanely Hauerwas, “Learning Like a Christian,” Interview on September 9, 2008.

http://www.theotherjournal.com/article.php?id=426

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