Stanley Hauerwas: Writing on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

For your consideration: Stanley Hauerwas writing on the tenth anniverary of 9/11

TEN YEARS AND COUNTING: CHRISTIANITY AND THE END OF WAR

“It is often observed that the first casualty of war is truth, but how do you tell the truth without betraying the sacrifice of those who accepted the terms of battle? War is thus a sacrificial system that creates its own justification.

But in the cross of Christ, the Father has forever ended our attempts to sacrifices to satisfy God. We (that is, we Christians) have now been incorporated into Christ’s sacrifice for the world so that the world no longer needs to make sacrifices for tribe or state, or even humanity.

Constituted by the body and blood of Christ we participate in God’s Kingdom so that the world may know that we, the church of Jesus Christ, are the end of sacrifice.”

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