Resurrecting Jesus from the dead was, in this view, God's way of vindicating Christ's unwavering obedience.
Roth , is a collection of essays by Christian pacifists addressing the scholarly debate between Yoder and Peter Leithart about the nature of the Emperor Constantine 's impact on Christianity. In his book Constanttine Revisited ,' Leithart opposed Yoder's argument that God preferred Christians to remain a powerless, defenseless minority.
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Likewise, Yoder argued, the primary responsibility of Christians is not to take over society and impose their convictions and values on people who don't share their faith, but to "be the church. Yoder claims that the church thus lives in the conviction that God calls Christians to imitate the way of Christ in his absolute obedience, even if it leads to their deaths, for they, too, will finally be vindicated in resurrection.
In bringing traditional Mennonite convictions to the attention of a wider critical audience, Yoder reenergized stale theological debates over foundational Christian ecclesiological , Christological , and ethical beliefs. Yoder rejected Enlightenment presuppositions, epitomized by Immanuel Kant , about the possibility of a universal, rational ethic. Abandoning the search for a universal ethic underlying Christian and non-Christian morality, as well as attempts to "translate" Christian convictions into a common moral parlance, he argued that what is expected of Christians, morally, need not be binding for all people.
Yoder defended himself against charges of incoherence and hypocrisy by arguing for the legitimacy of moral double standards , and by pointing out that since world affairs are ultimately governed by God's providence, Christians are better off being the Church, than following compromised moral systems that try to reconcile biblical revelation with the necessities of governance. Of his many books, the most widely recognized has undoubtedly been The Politics of Jesus ; it has been translated into at least ten languages.
In it, Yoder argues against popular views of Jesus, particularly those views held by Reinhold Niebuhr , which he believed to be dominant in the day. Niebuhr argued for a realist philosophy, which Yoder felt failed to take seriously the call or person of Jesus Christ. After showing what he believed to be inconsistencies of Niebuhr's perspective, Yoder attempted to demonstrate by an exegesis of the Gospel of Luke and parts of Paul's letter to the Romans that, in his view, a radical Christian pacifism was the most faithful approach for the disciple of Christ.
Yoder argued that being Christian is a political standpoint and that Christians ought not ignore that calling. The Politics of Jesus was ranked by the evangelical publication Christianity Today as the fifth most important Christian book of the 20th century.
According to articles in The Elkhart Truth , allegations that Yoder had sexually abused, harassed, and assaulted women circulated for decades and became known in wider Christian circles, but were never publicly acknowledged until The college President rescinded Yoder's invitation, the student newspaper reported the story, and one of the victims reported that Bethel was "the first institution in the church that has taken this seriously".
From the summer of to the summer of , Yoder submitted to the discipline of the Indiana—Michigan Conference of the Mennonite Church for allegations of sexual misconduct.
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Yoder's writing in the unpublished book The Case for Punishment suggested he believed he was the innocent scapegoat of a conspiracy. Upon the conclusion of the process, the church urged Yoder "to use his gifts of writing and teaching.
Despite the allegations of abuse, Yoder's obituary in The New York Times did not mention any improprieties. Yoder had touched them or made advances. With a desire to contribute to the larger church discernment process and to own the specific responsibility of the seminary, the AMBS board in their October 23—25 meeting approved a statement acknowledging the pain suffered by women who were victimized by Yoder:. We also lament that there has not been transparency about how the seminary's leadership responded at that time or any institutional public acknowledgement of regret for what went so horribly wrong.
We commit to an ongoing, transparent process of institutional accountability which the president along with the board chair initiated, including work with the historian who will provide a scholarly analysis of what transpired. We will respond more fully once the historical account is published. We also support the planning of an AMBS-based service of lament, acknowledgement and hope in March The historian Rachel Waltner Goossen was commissioned by Mennonite Church USA to produce a complete report chronicling Yoder's sexual abuse and church responses to it, which was published in January From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Bindwijze: Paperback. Verwacht over 6 weken Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. Verkoop door bol. In winkelwagen Op verlanglijstje. Gratis verzending 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren Ophalen bij een bol. Anderen bekeken ook. Paul G Doerksen Beyond Suspicion 26, Denny Weaver John Howard Yoder 42, John Howard Yoder For the Nations 21, Bekijk de hele lijst. ISBN John Howard Yoder was a critical, nuanced and analytical thinker and writer, with a wide range of texts on various topics related to Christian faith.
His work is cited by many contemporary theologians, and academic research on Yoder is a growing field. Right from the start, Nation prudently clarifies how he uses the terms evangelical and catholic, or more specifically, how he understands Yoder to have meant these terms. Nation also clarifies some common misunderstandings of Yoder. The text is well-written and organized, with a useful index.
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I strongly encourage the interested reader to peruse these for suggestions of further reading. I recommend this text as a very good resource for interested academics and researchers, as well as serious non-academic readers of Yoder. Related Papers. By Ryan Klassen.