A Best Book of the Year

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Publishers Weekly has named Hannah’s Child: A Theological Memoir by Duke Divinity School professor Stanley Hauerwas one of the year’s 10 best books in religion.  

A trade publication of book publishing and bookselling, Publishers Weekly reviews more than 7,000 books annually.  In addition to its annual “Top 10 Books of the Year,” Publishers Weekly  singles out top titles in the categories of comics, fiction, lifestyle, nonfiction, poetry, religion, romance, and science fiction/fantasy/horror. The publication also chooses the best children’s books in the categories of picture books, fiction, and non-fiction. 

The magazine praised Hauerwas for casting “a characteristically thoughtful look back in an uncharacteristically self-revelatory way in a memoir that fulfills his mother's powerfully formative intention for her child to do service to God.”

Hauerwas, named “America’s best theologian” by TIME magazine in 2001, is the Gilbert T.  Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School. He joined the faculty in 1984.