Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School. Over the course of his academic career, Hauerwas' theological ethics has consistently highlighted the importance of virtue, character, and community for an adequate understanding of the moral life. In works such as The Peaceable Kingdom, he grasps with clarity and insight the deeply narrative character of moral agency and the Church.
In 2001, Time Magazine named Hauerwas "America's Best Theologian." According to Wikipedia, Hauerwas responded by saying, "Best is not a theological category."
I came across the following video of Hauerwas over at the blog "theoryspace." Hauerwas sums up the point he's driving at in this three-and-a-half minute outtake by saying: "The deepest enemy to Christianity is not atheism, it's sentimentality."
I'll share the same warning here that's over at "theoryspace": some viewers may find language in this video offensive. Watch at your own risk!