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The Priestly Kingdom

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 234 Seiten
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John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) earned his PhD from the University of Basel, and taught theology at the University of Notre Dame. F... Weiterlesen
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John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) earned his PhD from the University of Basel, and taught theology at the University of Notre Dame. For 19 years he served the Mennonite fellowship in church relations and education. Dr Yoder was Professor of Theology and President of Mennonite Bible Seminary. His published books include 'The Politics of Jesus', 'The Priestly Kingdom', 'To Hear the Word', 'When War Is Unjust, What Would You Do?', and 'He Came Preaching Peace'.



Klappentext

In this volume of essays John Howard Yoder projects a vision of Christian social ethics rooted in historical community and illuminated by scripture. Drawing upon scriptural accounts of the early church, he demonstrates the Christian community's constant need for reform and change. Yoder first examines the scriptural and theoretical foundations of Christian social ethics. While personally committed to the "radical reformation" tradition, he eschews "denominational" categorization and addresses Christians in general. The status of Christian community, he argues, cannot be separated from the doctrinal content of beliefs and the moral understanding of discipleship. As a result, the Christian's voluntary commitment to a particular community, as distinct from secular society, offers him valuable resources for practical moral reasoning. From a historical perspective, Yoder reviews the efforts of sixteenth-century radical (or Anabaptist) reformers to return to the fundamental ethical standards of the New Testament, and to disengage the community, as a biblically rooted call to faith that does not imply withdrawal from the pluralistic world. Rather, radical commitment to Christianity strengthens and renews the authentic human interests and values of the whole society. His analyses of democracy and of civil religion illustrate how Christianity must challenge and embrace the wider world.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Priestly Kingdom
Untertitel: Social Ethics as Gospel
Autor:
EAN: 9780268016289
ISBN: 0268016283
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 234
Gewicht: 300g
Größe: H238mm x B143mm x T17mm
Jahr: 1985