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Discipleship As Political Responsibility [Paperback]

By John Howard Yoder (Author)
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Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.56" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.21"
Weight:   0.17 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Herald Press
ISBN  0836192559  
EAN  9780836192551  


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John Howard Yoder went to Europe after the Second World War as a young volunteer. He worked as an aide in a children's home in Elsace, France and completed his doctorate under Karl Barth in Basel, Switzerland. Because of his incomparably clear and sharp thinking, Yoder quickly became one of the most sought after speakers on pacifism at seminars as he worked toward an Anabaptist renewal of the church. In this context, Yoder succeeded in reopening the theological debate on Christians and political responsibility with the larger church to which persecution had put an end 400 years earlier. Biblical scholar, Timothy J. Geddert has translated two of these lectures, originally given in German, as a resource to understand Yoder's invitation to begin an exploratory journey that leads to Jesus Christ's peace church.

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Both of the essays in this book originated in 1957. The first concerns the state in the New Testament. The second deals with following Christ as a form of political responsibility. Paperback,72 pages.

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John Howard Yoder John Howard Yoder taught at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and was later professor of theology and ethics at the University of Notre Dame. He is known especially for his influential book The Politics of Jesus. Glen Stassen (1936-2014) was Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He received his PhD from Duke University. Mark Thiessen Nation (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Matt Hamsher is working toward his PhD in Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

John Howard Yoder was born in 1927 and died in 1997.

John Howard Yoder has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classics of the Radical Reformation
  2. John Howard Yoder
  3. Radical Traditions (Paperback)


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An Insightful Call to Faithful Politics  Jul 13, 2004
These incisive essays provide a much-needed antidote to the dominant reformed view of the state which has blinded the church to much of the evil done in the name of states. If one begins with the notion that the state is inherently good, much of their evil is justified in the eyes of the citizenry, and Jesus teaching on enemies, violence and the cross must be deemed irrelevant. Such a view, compared with the more biblical interpretation offered by Yoder, falls miserably short of what Christ calls us to do and be. Christians indeed must be political, but in a way which is faithful to Christ. John Howard Yoder shows us such a way.

For those familiar with Yoder's other works, this book might be described as "The Christian Witness to the State - Lite", though that should not be taken to mean that these essays are in any way "lite" in substance. Highly recommended.

 

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