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The politics of Jesus : vicit Agnus noster

Author: John Howard Yoder
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans ; Carlisle, UK : Paternoster Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Sound recording   Computer File : English : 2nd ed
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"Tradition has painted a portrait of a Savior who stands aloof from governmental concerns and who calls his disciples to an apolitical life. But such a picture of Jesus is far from accurate, according to John Howard Yoder. This watershed work in New Testament ethics leads us to a Savior who was deeply concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, status, and right relations. By canvassing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Yoder
ISBN: 9780802807342 0802807348
OCLC Number: 951678688
Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Details: DAISY Digital Talking Book.
Contents: The Possibility of a Messianic Ethic --
The Kingdom Coming --
The Implications of the Jubilee --
God Will Fight for Us --
The Possibility of Nonviolent Resistance --
Trial Balance --
The Disciple of Christ and the Way of Jesus --
Christ and Power --
Revolutionary Subordination --
Let Every Soul Be Subject: Romans 13 and the Authority of the State --
Justification by Grace through Faith --
The War of the Lamb --
Index of Names --
Index of Scripture References.
Responsibility: John Howard Yoder.

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"Tradition has painted a portrait of a Savior who stands aloof from governmental concerns and who calls his disciples to an apolitical life. But such a picture of Jesus is far from accurate, according to John Howard Yoder. This watershed work in New Testament ethics leads us to a Savior who was deeply concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, status, and right relations. By canvassing Luke's Gospel, Yoder argues convincingly that the true impact of Jesus' life and ministry on his disciples' social behavior points to a specific kind of Christian pacifism in which "the cross of Christ is the model of Christian social efficacy. This second edition of The Politics of Jesus provides up-to-date interaction with recent publications that touch on Yoder's timely topic. Following most of the chapters are new 'epilogues' summarizing research conducted during the last two decades - research that continues to support the outstanding insights set forth in Yoder's original work"--Back cover.

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