Hauerwas on Being a Successful Theologian

In an interview with Hauerwas i recently watched (HT: Jason), he makes the following observation regarding the proper motivation for theological work:

I think about the worst thing you can possibly be today is a successful academic.  I know that seems bad because it looks like I am a successful academic, but I want the success that comes through being an academic to be that which rides on the back of caring more fundamentally about the Subject itself.

Not earth-shattering, but always a good reminder.

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