Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quote 47

I read the following over shabbos. It if from a very interesting article in the latest Torah u-Maddah Journal. The article is titled A Nation Under God: Jews, Christians, and the American Public Square by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik and is a must-read for all...especially for people who interact with Christians. The article can be found here. The quote is from Stanley Hauerwas...
[M]oral authenticity seems to require that morality be not a matter of one’s own shaping, but something that shapes one. We do not create moral values, principles, virtues: rather they constitute a life for us to appropriate. The very idea that we choose what is valuable undermines our confidence in its worth.