Body Politics: Five Practices of the Christian Community Before the Watching World

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Herald Press, 1992 - Religion - 88 pages
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Binding and loosing, baptism, eucharist, multiplicity of gifts, and 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 by centuries of ritual and interpretation. John Howard Yoder, in his inimitably direct and discerning style, 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. 90 Pages.

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Review: Body Politics: Five Practices of the Christian Community Before the Watching World

User Review  - Brian Hohmeier - Goodreads

Body Politics reads as little more than an unapologetic and sometimes tactless apology of anabaptistic practical theology. Yoder here displays a cursory and distinct lack of sympathy when it comes to ... Read full review

Review: Body Politics: Five Practices of the Christian Community Before the Watching World

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

This is a book I keep coming back to. In it Yoder lays out 5 practices that are laid out for the church in Scripture. These 5 practices are necessary for the church, because, when properly done, they ... Read full review

Contents

Disciples Break Bread Together
14
Baptism and the New Humanity
28
The Fullness of Christ
47
Copyright

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Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education and was widely sought as a speaker at student conferences and other gatherings. In 1920, leaving a promising career as a writer and the privileges of upper-middle- class life in Berlin, he moved with his wife and children to Sannerz, a small village in central Germany, where they founded a Christian community on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount.

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