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

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

by John Howard Yoder
     
 

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John Howard Yoder was one of the major theologians of the late twentieth century. Before his death, he planned the essays and structure of this book, which he intended to be his last work. Now two leading interpreters of Yoder bring that work to fruition.

The book is divided into three sections: pacifism, just war theory, and just peacemaking theory. The volume

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Overview

John Howard Yoder was one of the major theologians of the late twentieth century. Before his death, he planned the essays and structure of this book, which he intended to be his last work. Now two leading interpreters of Yoder bring that work to fruition.

The book is divided into three sections: pacifism, just war theory, and just peacemaking theory. The volume crystallizes Yoder's argument that his proposed ethics is not sectarian and a matter of withdrawal. He 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587432606
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2009
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.

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