What is reasoned endeavor, or endeavor with reason? As though, there is a purpose, to reason. An inspiration met with reason and dedication.
Who is Stanley Hauerwas?
In Stanley’s autobiography, I respected his theological endeavor. Soon into his academic career, he approached theology with a strong and clear motivation – as of a bricklayer, building a house (Stanley, came from a bricklaying family). It (the endeavor) took him to Connecticut (to Yale School of Divinity). It was as though his endeavor in theology, was to construct (so to speak), for a better world. Oh, for constructive reason! And this also took him into the conflict of ideas (though political conflict was not a theme in the book).
I respect endeavor, because endeavor is done with hope, and with God, there is reason to hope. Is there not reason to theological endeavor?
And in particular, I also respected his friendship. As he observed, he is good at making friends. His theological endeavor combined with friendship, including with theologians and other academic people.
What a way forward!