The result is a new book the character of virtue letters to a godson scheduled for release this week by william b eerdmans publishing co from 2005 to 2012 samuel wells and jo bailey wells served on the faculty at duke he as dean of duke chapel and she as director of the anglican episcopal house of studies at duke divinity school. In the fairly lengthy introduction to the character of virtue samuel wells the father of the godson being addressed by hauerwas gives a background not just on the letters to come but the concept of godparent and how hauerwas in particular came to be the godparent of a child in a different country. The book the character of virtue letters to a godson was published in april by eerdmans publishing co it contains 14 letters to hauerwass godson laurence wells sent on the occasion of laurences baptism and every year thereafter in which the world renowned theologian and ethicist contemplates a specific virtue and its meaning for a . The character of virtue letters to a godson stanley hauerwas eerdmans 205 pages one cannot read the character of virtue without being aware of hauerwas writing to americans who see truth virtue and character under assault from the highest levels while not going political hauerwas calls for courage and bravery to speak the truth . In hauerwass case this took the shape of annual letters of advice written to celebrate laurences baptism and reflecting on 14 important virtues eg kindness courage joy humility intimate thoughtful pieces alive with warmth and wit the character of virtue letters to a godson 9780802875792 by stanley hauerwas
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