To Hear the Word - Second Edition

To Hear the Word - Second Edition

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ISBN-13: 9781606089286
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) earned his PhD from the University of Basel and taught theology at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries and the University of Notre Dame. For nineteen years he served the Mennonite Fellowship in church relations and education. His published books include The Politics of Jesus, The Priestly Kingdom, To Hear the Word, When War Is Unjust, What Would You Do?, and He Came Preaching Peace.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael J. Gorman ix

Publisher's Preface to the 2009 Edition xxi

Publisher's Preface to the 2001 Edition xxiii

Part 1 Exegetical Exercises

1 "There is a Whole New World": The Apostle's Apology Revisited 1

2 The Moral Axioms of the Kingdoms Coming 25

3 "Thou Shalt Not Kill" (Exodus 20:13) 38

Part 2 Reading with Care

4 The Utility of Being Misunderstood 49

5 The Use of the Bible in Theology 77

6 The Authority of the Canon 94

7 How to "Do Ethics from a Base Clearly in the New Testament" 120

8 Is Not his Word Like a Fire? The Bible and Civil Turmoil 128

9 Validation by Induction 142

10 The Way to Scholasticism and Back 148

Part 3 From the Archives

11 The Message of the Bible on its Own Terms 155

12 Straightforwardness about Jesus: A Hermeneutic Apologia 178

13 Addendum: Karl Barth and "Biblical Realism" 192

14 The Hermeneutic Problem 195

15 Obiter Scripta, Reading Carefully: A Bibliography of John Howard Yoder's Scriptural Studies 204

Epilogue: On Being Read by Richard Hays 207

Appendix: The Hermeneutics of the Anabaptists 217

Bibliography 239

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