For The Nations

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Overview

These essays in Christian social ethics, some previously published but most appearing in print here for the first time, are all about the way in which the church, in the midst of the world, is called to think and act on behalf of the world.

As the title indicates, this affirmative stance is the opposite of the way John Howard Yoder has often been interpreted under the label of "sectarian." The church is called to serve as a prophetic model and discerning pioneer, addressing the surrounding society's concerns about power and righteousness. The examples chosen for interpretation range from the ancient Jewish experience of dispersion as mission to modern examples like Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Editorial Reviews

Charles C. West
Yoder deals with some of the basic themes of social ethics—the arms race, the racial revolution, the style of political action, the social-political nature of the biblical story—in a way that forces us to take him seriously not just as a Mennonite but as an evangelical theologian challenging the whole church of Jesus Christ in all its ecclesiologies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802843241
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/25/1997
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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