Tonight at EP, with Hauerwas present, we celebrated his 70th birthday. Part of the celebration was the unveiling of his festschrift. Yes, he has another festschrift (his third, I think), and a very interesting one at that. It is titled Unsettling Arguments: A Festschrift on the Occasion of Stanley Hauerwas’s 70th Birthday and published by Wipf and Stock of course. The contributors are made up of his students, but it isn’t simply taking Hauerwas at face value or simply reiterating Hauerwas’s project. Indeed, if someone did so, I think Hauerwas would be rather disappointed.
Some of the chapter titles that stuck out to me were:
“Capitalism and Fetishizing the Particular: Is Hauerwas a Nominalist?” by D. Stephen Long
“Being ‘Stuck’ between Stanley and the Feminists (the Proverbial Rock and a Hard Place)” by Janna Marguerite Bennett
“Time for Hauerwas’s Racism” by Jonathan Tran
I look forward to reading it.
Also of note, mentioned during the celebration, is The Mennonite Quarterly Review issue for July 2010 — which features not only the Menno Mafia on Hauerwas, but also a comprehensive bibliography of Hauerwas’s writings to date. With my dissertation plans to include some focus on Hauerwas, this is a freaking gold mine. Tracking down all his works must’ve been laborious to say the least.