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Stanley Hauerwas on Reformation Sunday

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Stanley Hauerwas

The Protestant theologian Stanley Hauerwas reflects on Reformation Sunday, “Reformation names the disunity in which we currently stand. We who remain in the Protestant tradition want to say that Reformation was a success. But when we make Reformation a success, it only ends up killing us. After all, the very name ‘Protestantism’ is meant to denote a reform movement of protest within the Church Catholic. When Protestantism becomes an end in itself, which it certainly has through the mainstream denominations in America, it becomes anathema. If we no longer have broken hearts at the church’s division, then we cannot help but unfaithfully celebrate Reformation Sunday.” Read the whole thing in Called to Communion here: Stanley Hauerwas on Reformation Sunday