This is a quote from a new book by Stanley Hauerwas, ‘Hannah’s Child,’ coming out in May this year (as quoted by Bill Dahl on his book review blog):
When Christianity is assumed to be an “answer” that makes the world intelligible, it reflects an accommodated church committed to assuring Christians that the way things are is the way things have to be. Such answers cannot help but turn Christianity into an explanation. For me, learning to be a Christian has meant learning to live without answers. Indeed, to learn to live in this way is what makes being a Christian so wonderful. Faith is but a name for learning how to go on without knowing the answers. That is to put the matter too simply, but at least such a claim might suggest why I find that being a Christian, makes life so damned interesting. Pp. 207-208
Interesting indeed! Looking forward to the rest of the book.