Losing the Plot in a Time Called Trump (Series on “Minding the Web”)

“For unless a people exist who have a narrative more determinative than the story shaped by the politics of the day, I fear we will continue to produce politi­cians like Donald Trump, people who not only seem to be dangerous but are dangerous. They are, moreover, all the more dangerous because no people seem to exist who are capable of telling them the truth. Of course some quite extraordinary people exist, like the poet and farmer Wendell Berry. But Wendell Berry is not a politics. At least he is not a politics given what most Christians in America assume is “real politics,” that is, the politics of elections.”1

This is the ninth in a series of posts highlighting captivating, provocative, or simply entertaining quotes from the forthcoming book Minding the Web: Making Theological Connections by Stanley Hauerwas with Robert J. Dean (Cascade).

  1. Stanley Hauerwas, “The Good Life,” in Minding the Web: Making Theological Connections (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018), 109.

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