Stanley Hauerwas is an interesting combination. He is the son of a bricklayer from East Texas and received his Ph.D. from Yale. He is a pacifist but he cusses like a sailor. He is an academic theologian, ethicist, and philosopher who has taught at Notre Dame and Yale. He is also, apparently, someone who takes God and prayer seriously.
Not long ago he was described as “America’s Best Theologian” by TIME Magazine. He responded simply by saying: “Best is not a theological category.”