The Fears of the Courageous (Series on “Minding the Web”)

“Who you are, moreover, makes all the difference. The courageous know fears the coward can never know. Of course, cowards may be over­whelmed with fear, but they do not know the fears of the courageous, because the fears of the courageous are fears honed by being courageous. The courageous, because they are courageous, make the world more dan­gerous for themselves and others exactly because they force a confronta­tion with dangers cowards may not even know exist. In short, the world of the courageous and the world of the coward are different worlds.”1

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

  1.   Stanley Hauerwas, “Do Not Be Afraid,” in Minding the Web: Making Theological Connections, edited by Robert J. Dean (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2018), 241.

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