The Centre for Public Christianity has made available a wonderful four-part interview with Stanley Hauerwas in which he and Greg Clarke discuss the connections between religion and violence, the place of Christianity in the modern University, death, friendship and community.
In the latter, Hauerwas makes the following comment:
‘The last thing in the world I want is a personal relationship with God. Our relationship with God is mediated. And that’s the reason why without the Church we know not God … Our faith is a mediated faith through people reformed by word and sacrament. So I would never trust myself to have a personal relationship with God’.