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For the Nations: Essays Evangelical and Public [Paperback]

By John Howard Yoder (Author)
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This collection of essays by John Howard Yoder written over the course of his career reflect his consistent conviction that the Christian believer is the bearer of good news for the culture at large and that he must engage that culture intentionally.

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   258
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2002
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1592440843  
ISBN13  9781592440849  

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More About John Howard Yoder

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. Christian Peace Shelf Series
  2. Classics of the Radical Reformation
  3. John Howard Yoder
  4. John Howard Yoder's Challenge to the Church
  5. Theology in a Postcritical Key
  6. Yoder for Everyone

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Yoder does not disappoint  Jun 26, 2004
A text from the later years of JH Yoder's life, his consistent commitment to the politics of the cross reverberate throughout this volume of essays. Yoder spends time linking Old Testament themes of peace and justice with themes evident in the early Christian church in a way consistent with that of the work of Walter Brueggeman. As such, these essays do not disappoint and deepen one's appreciation for the need to trace themes throughout all of the Bible rather than just focusing on the New Testament per se. Yoder shifts seamlessly between current day issues and scriptural texts. His words are no less relevant today than they were when they were first penned--and seem in fact to directly address our modern day issues of a post-9/11 America and world. While his works and words do not always seem penetrable at first glance(I found the first chapter particularily difficult to plow through), let the reader be encouraged to remain engaged, for there is much wisdom to be embraced within these chapters. Moreover, while many have suggested that the theology of Yoder encourages followers of Christ to disengage and seperate from the world, here is a text that stands as inspiring evidence of Yoder's driving passion to engage in public conversation about life in the world, not on the world's terms but rather in the spirit of, and for the sake of Jesus Christ.

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