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Revolutionary Christianity : the 1966 South American lectures

Author: John Howard Yoder; Paul Henry Martens
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Cascade Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reflecting and also subverting the acknowledged "faddish" attempt to address the revolutionary nature of Christianity, these lectures provide an illuminating snapshot of Yoder's vibrant initial encounter with Latin American Christianity. In these lectures, he thematically addresses the shape of the free church, the Christian practice of peace, and the place of the church in the midst of revolution. In a manner that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Howard Yoder; Paul Henry Martens
ISBN: 9781610970006 1610970004
OCLC Number: 774485444
Notes: Collected lectures originally presented at the Seminario Evangelico Menonita in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the Facultad de Teológia Evangélica and the Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista in Buenos Aires, Argentina during summer 1966.
Description: xvi, 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The believers church --
ch. 1. Only believers --
ch. 2. The commission to bind and loose --
ch. 3. The mandate to share --
ch. 4. Walking in the resurrection --
Part II. Peace --
ch. 5. Discipleship in the Sermon on the mount --
ch. 6. The Cross as a social fact --
ch. 7. Love and responsibility --
ch. 8. The values and limits of the just war --
ch. 9. A biblical view of history --
Part III. Church in a revolutionary world --
ch. 10. The otherness of the church --
ch. 11. Christ and the powers --
ch. 12. Constantinianism old and new --
ch. 13. Revolution and gospel --
ch. 14. The meaning of our revolutionary age.
Responsibility: John Howard Yoder ; edited by Paul Martens [and others].

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Reflecting and also subverting the acknowledged "faddish" attempt to address the revolutionary nature of Christianity, these lectures provide an illuminating snapshot of Yoder's vibrant initial encounter with Latin American Christianity. In these lectures, he thematically addresses the shape of the free church, the Christian practice of peace, and the place of the church in the midst of revolution. In a manner that betrays his confidence in the eventual triumph of faithfulness, Yoder concludes that the peace-witnessing free church is, by definition, always the community that is the soul and conscience of our revolutionary age.

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