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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User Review  - drcollins - LibraryThing

If all you have read of Yoder is 'The Politics of Jesus' I would recommend you add this title to your library. It is a quick read... less than one hundred pages. In it Yoder looks at five practices of ... Read full review

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User Review  - rwk - LibraryThing

Absolutely amazing book. 'Body Politics' really made me stop thinking in terms of 'church' and more in terms of 'community' and made me realize just how far off the mark we may be in living out that ... Read full review


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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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