The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1994 - Bible - 257 pages
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"Tradition has painted a portrait of a Savior who stands aloof from governmental concerns and who calls his disciples to an apolitical life. But such a picture of Jesus is far from accurate, according to John Howard Yoder. This watershed work in New Testament ethics leads us to a Savior who was deeply concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, status, and right relations. By canvassing Luke's Gospel, Yoder argues convincingly that the true impact of Jesus' life and ministry on his disciples' social behavior points to a specific kind of Christian pacifism in which "the cross of Christ is the model of Christian social efficacy.This second edition of The Politics of Jesus provides up-to-date interaction with recent publications that touch on Yoder's timely topic. Following most of the chapters are new 'epilogues' summarizing research conducted during the last two decades - research that continues to support the outstanding insights set forth in Yoder's original work" -- BACK COVER.

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User Review  - Logan Mehl-Laituri - Goodreads

In 1972, John Howard Yoder set out, in his Politics of Jesus, to recapitulate a kind of “biblical realism” as an alternative to the reigning theological framework of his day. The Christian realism of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joel Burdine - Goodreads

Imaginative and skillful in unfolding a pacifist ethic rooted in the life and political ethic of Jesus. Yoder's essays are highly relevant to a nation in which Christianity finds itself increasingly on the margins. Read full review

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