War of the Lamb, The: The Ethics of Nonviolence and Peacemaking

Overview

John Howard Yoder was one of the major theologians of the late twentieth century. He wrote faithfully and with theological depth, particularly on the ethics of nonviolence and peacemaking. Before his death, Yoder planned the essays and structure of The War of the Lamb, which he intended to be his last work. Now leading interpreters of Yoder bring that work to fruition.

Covering pacifism, just war theory, and just peacemaking theory, The War of the Lamb crystallizes Yoder's ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $8.05   
  • New (6) from $18.13   
  • Used (6) from $8.05   
The War of the Lamb: The Ethics of Nonviolence and Peacemaking

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$14.49
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$26.00 List Price

Overview

John Howard Yoder was one of the major theologians of the late twentieth century. He wrote faithfully and with theological depth, particularly on the ethics of nonviolence and peacemaking. Before his death, Yoder planned the essays and structure of The War of the Lamb, which he intended to be his last work. Now leading interpreters of Yoder bring that work to fruition.

Covering pacifism, just war theory, and just peacemaking theory, The War of the Lamb crystallizes Yoder's argument that his proposed ethics is not sectarian and a matter of withdrawal. It also clearly argues that Christian just war and Christian pacifist traditions are basically compatible—and more specifically, that the Christian just war tradition itself presumes against all violence.

"Yoder's The War of the Lamb has been faithfully edited by close colleagues. Full of challenging insight—not least of which is the argument that just war and pacifist traditions are complementary—this culminating Yoder book is required reading for every Christian working for the peace witness of the church. Readers impressed by Bonhoeffer's Christian peace witness will be especially intrigued by Yoder's essays."—Clifford Green, executive director, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works

"If any book well proclaims the very private and public, social and political goodness of the nonretaliatory love made incarnate in Jesus, The War of the Lamb is it. And if any book puts the final nail into the coffin of the false notion given us by Troeltsch, the Niebuhrs, and their students, that such love is publically irrelevant, The War of the Lamb is it. This is one of Yoder's most-important—and one of American Christianity's most-needed—works. Simply outstanding."—Lee C. Camp, author of Mere Discipleship and host of TokensShow.com

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587432606
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Jesus Is No Sectarian: John H. Yoder's Christological Peace Ethic
1. A Theological Critique of Violence
2. Gospel Renewal and the Roots of Nonviolence
3. The Political Meaning of "Hope"
4. From the Wars of Joshua to Jewish Pacifism
5. Jesus: A Model of Radical Political Action
6. Just War and Nonviolence
7. The Changing Shape of the Conversation between the Peace Churches and Mainstream Christianity
8. Gordon Zahn Is Right
9. Lisa Sowle Cahill Is Generous
10. The Science of Conflict
11. Creation, Covenant, and Conflict Resolution
12. Conflict from the Perspective of Anabaptist History and Theology
13. The Church and Change
14. Politics
15. A Theologically Critical Approach to Conflict, Intervention, and Conciliation

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)