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Body politics : five practices of the Christian community before the watching world

Author: John Howard Yoder
Publisher: Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Body politics: Binding and loosing ; Baptism ; Eucharist ; Multiplicity of gifts ; Open meeting. These five New Testament practices were central in the life of the early Christian community. Some of them are still echoed in the practice of the church today. But the full social, ethical, and communal meaning of the original practices has often been covered over by centuries of ritual and interpretation. John Howard  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Yoder
ISBN: 0836191609 9780836191608
OCLC Number: 46473922
Notes: Originally published: Nashville, Tenn. : Discipleship Resources, ©1992.
Description: xi, 88 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Binding and loosing --
Disciples break bread together --
Baptism and the new humanity --
The fullness of Christ --
The rule of Paul --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Howard Yoder.

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Body politics: Binding and loosing ; Baptism ; Eucharist ; Multiplicity of gifts ; Open meeting. These five New Testament practices were central in the life of the early Christian community. Some of them are still echoed in the practice of the church today. But the full social, ethical, and communal meaning of the original practices has often been covered over by centuries of ritual and interpretation. John Howard Yoder uncovers the original meaning of the five practices, and shows why the recovery of these practices is so important for the social, economic, and political witness of the church today.

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