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

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

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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: 9781441207982
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 554 KB

About the Author

John Howard Yoder (1927-1997; ThD, University of Basel) 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; PhD, Duke University) was Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mark Thiessen Nation (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Matt Hamsher (MDiv, Eastern Mennonite Seminary) is pastor of Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg, Ohio.
Mark Thiessen Nation (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He has authored several books, including John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions.
Matt Hamsher (MDiv, Eastern Mennonite Seminary) is pastor of Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg, Ohio.

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

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