Books

Endangered Gospel

This is the book everone has been asking me to write. It tells the gospel story from Old Testament to New. It unpacks the nature of God's kingdom in great detail. It exposes several popular but highly problematic visions of the role of God's people in the world. And it casts a strong vision for how the church might embrace, display, and proclaim God's kingdom--which is our unique and indispensible role. 

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The Politics of Yahweh

The Politics of Yahweh serves as something of a prequel to John Howard Yoder's The Politics of Jesus. It engages Yoder's Old Testament essays to make a compelling case that the Old Testament Scriptures set the stage for the peaceable ethic of Jesus that we find in the New Testament.

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Radical Ecumenicity

In 2009 a group of Campbellites and John Howard Yoder scholars gathered to discuss the significance of Yoder's work. Radical Ecumenicity brings together six papers from this gathering, two additional essays by Stone-Campbell scholars, and two of Yoder's lesser known essays.

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Real Christian Fellowship

Real Christian Fellowship is about more than socializing with people who share common interests. True fellowship among believers breaks down walls of race, gender, ability, and social status. In this book, John Howard Yoder plums the depths of congregational life as God intended it to be. In doing so, he invites us to turn our world upside down so that we may be right side up in God's upside-down kingdom. For many believers, the practices of the Christian community have become stale. In this volume, Yoder infuses fresh air into familiar practices neither by retrieving older liturgical forms, which is trendy for some, nor by conforming to the latest cravings of the ever-changing market, which is trendy for others. Rather, Yoder plumbs the Bible to understand church practices in ways that are sure to spur readers on to a more intense search for faithfulness, fellowship, and witness.

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Revolutionary Christian Citizenship

It is easy to love those who love us and submit to authorities who promote our wellbeing. It is hard to love those who harm us and serve those who abuse power. Our commitment to Jesus is especially tested when enemies and oppressors violate our dignity. In these provocative essays, John Howard Yoder offers practical advice for following Jesus in the face of enmity. Revolutionary Christian citizenship means confessing Jesus as Lord over every area of life, private and public. For the first time, his most poignant and accessible reflections on this topic have been gathered conveniently into one place. Together they present a complete vision of what it means be in the world and not of it.

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Radical Christian Discipleship

Here, finally, is a collection of John Howard Yoder's writings for the rest of us--practical, yet as provocative as ever. Yoder pulls no punches as he speaks of the Christian's call to a life that is drastically different from the pattern of this world. He raises issues that we often choose not to speak about in polite company, for fear of embarrassment at our failure to take them seriously. Discover anew Jesus' invitation to walk the narrow path of the cross and to open ourselves to transformation through the renewing of our minds.

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The End of Sacrifice

The End of Sacrifice brings together four decades of John Howard Yoder's writings on capital punishment. Since Jesus brought a decisive end to all sacrifices for sin, Yoder argues that Christians should proclaim its abolition and death penalty advocates should no longer claim biblical validation.

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