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In his career, he has attempted to emphasize the importance of virtue and character within the Church. He has been an outspoken Christian pacifist and promoting nonviolence, having been mentored by Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder. Hauerwas has also been an opponent of nationalism, particularly American patriotism, arguing that it has no place in the Church. His writings occasionally veer into the area of paleo-orthodoxy, though Hauerwas himself might refute this claim. He has also been associated with the narrative theology movement.
Hauerwas is a prominent and influential theological ethicist in the United States. As John Howard Yoder had attempted to demonstrate what he felt were problems with Reinhold Niebuhr's ethics in his 1972 book The Politics of Jesus (ISBN 0802807348), Hauerwas attempted the same with the positions of both H. Richard Niebuhr (particularly his 1956 book Christ and Culture ISBN 0061300039) and Paul Tillich, thus calling into question the modern philosophical foundations for just war thinking.
Among his more commonly known works are:
- A Community of Character ISBN 0268007357
- The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics ISBN 0268015546
- With the Grain of the Universe: The Church's Witness and Natural Theology ISBN 1587430169
- Against the Nations: War and Survival in a Liberal Society ISBN 0866839577
- After Christendom: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas ISBN 0687009294
- Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America ISBN 0687316782
- Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (with William Willimon) ISBN 0687361591
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