Coverart for item
The Resource The character of virtue : letters to a godson, Stanley Hauerwas ; with an introduction by Samuel Wells

The character of virtue : letters to a godson, Stanley Hauerwas ; with an introduction by Samuel Wells

Label
The character of virtue : letters to a godson
Title
The character of virtue
Title remainder
letters to a godson
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Hauerwas ; with an introduction by Samuel Wells
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the fairy godmother's pumpkin coach to Herr Drosselmeyer's nutcracker, godparents have long been associated with good gifts. But in The Character of Virtue theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas offers his real-life godson something far more precious than toys or trinkets -- the gift of hard-won wisdom on life and the process of maturing. In each of sixteen letters -- sent on the occasion of Laurence Wells's baptism and every year thereafter -- Hauerwas contemplates a specific virtue and its meaning for a child growing year by year into the Christian faith. Writing on kindness, courage, humility, joy, and more, Hauerwas distills centuries of religious thinking and decades of self-reflection into heartfelt personal epistles that are both timely and timeless. An introduction by Samuel Wells -- Laurence's father and Hauerwas's friend -- tells the story behind these letters and offers sage insight into what a godparent is and can be
Member of
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657361
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hauerwas, Stanley
Dewey number
241/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hauerwas, Stanley
  • Hauerwas, Stanley
  • Character
  • Virtue
  • Virtues
  • Character
  • Virtue
  • Virtues
  • RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  • RELIGION / Spirituality
  • RELIGION / Christian Theology / Ethics
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
letters to a godson
Label
The character of virtue : letters to a godson, Stanley Hauerwas ; with an introduction by Samuel Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On being a godparent / Samuel Wells -- For Laurence Baily Wells on his baptism -- Kindness -- Truthfulness -- Friendship -- Patience -- Hope -- Justice -- Courage -- Joy -- Simplicity -- Constancy -- Humility (and humor) -- Temperance -- Generosity -- Faith -- Character
Control code
ocn992574674
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780802875792
Lccn
2017054356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992574674
Label
The character of virtue : letters to a godson, Stanley Hauerwas ; with an introduction by Samuel Wells
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On being a godparent / Samuel Wells -- For Laurence Baily Wells on his baptism -- Kindness -- Truthfulness -- Friendship -- Patience -- Hope -- Justice -- Courage -- Joy -- Simplicity -- Constancy -- Humility (and humor) -- Temperance -- Generosity -- Faith -- Character
Control code
ocn992574674
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780802875792
Lccn
2017054356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992574674

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168