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The Christian witness to the state

Author: John Howard Yoder
Publisher: Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yoder insists that Christ, through his death and resurrection, is now exercising dominion over the world. God has reclaimed his intention for creation. Thus the structures of the social order has as much potential for good as for evil. The church belongs in this world; it has a mission to and with society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Yoder
ISBN: 0836192095 9780836192094
OCLC Number: 48256804
Notes: Originally published: Newton, Kan. : Faith and Life Press, 1964, in series: Institute of Mennonite Studies series.
Description: 90 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Problem Identified --
2. The Ground for the Witness to the State --
3. The Form of the Church{u2019}s Witness --
4. General Considerations of Ethical Theory --
5. The Criteria of Political Judgment --
6. Examples of Political Judgment --
7. The Classic Options Graphically Portrayed --
8. Theoretical Understandings of the State --
9. Misuse of the Church/World Dichotomy.
Responsibility: John Howard Yoder.

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Yoder insists that Christ, through his death and resurrection, is now exercising dominion over the world. God has reclaimed his intention for creation. Thus the structures of the social order has as much potential for good as for evil. The church belongs in this world; it has a mission to and with society.

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