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Karl Barth and the Problem of War, and Other Essays on Barth [Paperback]

By John Howard Yoder (Author) & Mark Thiessen Nation (Author)
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A passionate opponent of Nazism, Karl Barth was required to serve in the Swiss army. At the age of 54, he helped guard the Swiss border at Basel from German intruders. Some would suggest this is all we need to know in order to understand Barth's views on Christianity and war. John Howard Yoder begged to differ. "Karl Barth and the Problem of War" is an essay in which Yoder articulates the views of his former teacher on war, these views comprising a position he refers to as "chastened non-pacifism." Through a rigorous examination of Barth's ethical method, Yoder seeks to show how the logic of Barth's basic theological commitments makes him even closer to pacifism than is often noticed. Here five additional essays, three of which have never before been published, join this long essay. These essays offer further reflections on Barth's "chastened non-pacifism," as well as offering some of Yoder's fruitful use of Barth's theology for social ethics.

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Studio: Cascade Books
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.45"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Cascade Books
ISBN  1592443575  
ISBN13  9781592443574  

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More About John Howard Yoder & Mark Thiessen Nation

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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