'The Wisdom of the Cross' is the only book to provide valuable secondary essays engaging Yoder's central theological concerns, together with a biographical reflection on his life and legacy. Written by scholars both from within and outside of Yoder's Mennonite community, these essays develop the most significant aspects of Yoder's thought - from his powerful defense of Christian pacifism to his seminal analysis of the politics of Jesus to his challenging contributions to Christian social ethics, ecclesiology, and theological method. The book also includes a previously unpublished essay on moral absolutes by Yoder himself.
A fitting tribute to Yoder's distinguished career, this volume will be useful to readers new to Yoder's work and to those wishing to probe more deeply into the implications of his thought.
Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Chris K. Huebner is assistant professor of theology and ethics at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Harry J. Huebner is professor of philosophy and theology, Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mark Thiessen Nation is associate professor of Theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA.
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Table of Contents
John H. Yoder, Ecumenical Neo-Anabaptist:A Biographical Sketch Mark Thiessen Nation
"Patience" as Method in Moral Reasoning: Is an Ethic of Discipleship "Absolute"? John Howard Yoder
John Howard Yoder's Systematic Defence of Christian Pacifism Nancey Murphy
Be Honest in Just War Thinking! Lutherans, the Just War Tradition, and Selective Conscientious Objection Reinhard Hütter
From Police Officers to Peace Officers Tobias Winright
Christian Spirituality of Nonviolence as Reconciliation Ernest W. Ranly
The Politics of Jesus Revisited
Jesus and the Zealot Option William Klassen
The Politics of Jesus in the Sermon on the Plain Glen H. Stassen
The Biblical Concept of "the Principalities and Powers": John Yoder Points to Jacques Ellul Marva J. Dawn
Alternatives to Methodologism
Moral Agency as Embodiment: How the Church Acts Harry J. Huebner
Historicizing the Historicist: Ernst Troeltsch and Recent Mennonite Theology Arne Rasmusson
Discipleship in a World Full of Nazis: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Polyphonic Pacifism as Social Ethics Mark Thiessen Nation
Tradition and Truth in Christian Ethics: John Yoder and the Bases of Biblical Realism Grady Scott Davis
The Otherness of the Church
The Believers Church in Theological Perspective James Wm. McClendon, Jr.
Meeting in the Power of the Spirit: Ecclesiology, Ethics, and the Practice of Discernment Gayle Gerber Koontz
Sorting the Wheat from the Tares: Reinterpreting Reinhold Niebuhr's Interpretation of Christian Ethics Michael G. Cartwright
Love Your Enemies: The Church as Community of Nonviolence Jane Elyse Russell, OSF
History, Theory, and Anabaptism: A Conversation on Theology after John Howard YoderStanley Hauerwas and Chris K. Huebner
Theology in the Mirror of the Martyred and Oppressed: Reflections on the Intersections of Yoder and Cone J. Denny Weaver
Theological Orthodoxy and Jewish Christianity: A Personal Tribute to John Howard Yoder A. James Reimer
Deuteronomic or Constantinian: What Is the Most Basic Problem for Christian Social Ethics? Gerald W. Schlabach
Supplement to "A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Writings of John Howard Yoder" Mark Thiessen Nation