THIS WEEKEND Stanley Hauerwas will be joining us here in the UK for the official launch of his book, Hannah’s Child (9780334043683, SCM Press, £19.99, released in April this year). It’s a hectic schedule including events at the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and King’s College, London, as well as a debate on Monday morning with Mary Warnock and others on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week hosted by Andrew Marr. (9.00am, 18/10/2010, repeat at 9.30pm)
For all that, however, this is your invitation to meet him at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday, October 19th, where he’ll be taking part in a public debate with Sr Frances Dominica, founder of the children’s hospice movement. Subject: Death. Scheduled 6:30pm – 8pm. Admission is free and unticketed, doors open at 6.00pm. From the UK events press release:
Death is the great contemporary taboo as well as the great universal. Life must be prolonged at any cost, and some say the new temples in our cities are the great hospitals. But have we lost the art of dying well? And if we found it, how would it change the way we live?
Whether or not you can be there to join in the debate yourself, this promises to be a high profile visit from one of the USA’s leading theologians. Hauerwas is already well known to thousands of UK Christians from giving the keynote speech at Greenbelt this year: he’s about to become even better known. If you haven’t already got Hannah’s Child in stock, now would be a good time to get your orders in…
A Theologian’s Memoir
SCM Press, 2010