THE YODER INDEX
The purpose of The Yoder Index is to facilitate quality Yoder scholarship by creating a convenient researching tool that enables users to identify where John Howard Yoder writes about specific topics, Scriptures, and persons.
With partial funding from Shalom Publications, this project is being carried out by John C. Nugent, Branson Parler, and Jason Vance. For the sake of quality and consistency, the indexing process involves two close readings and markings of each book followed by data entry into the searchable database.
Developing a database of this caliber takes time. Phase one of this project entails creating the database, designing the website, and indexing all of Yoder's published books. Future phases will index academic journals and popular level magazines. From this point forward, the database will grow incrementally until it is completed.
Though it is still a work in progress, the basic functionality of the database is already in place. Specific topics are retrievable not only when key terms are used, but also when related terms are used (e.g., "Lord's Supper," "Communion," "Eucharist"). Also, whenever key terms are discussed at length, they are bolded so users can identify the most important discussions of their topic.
Below is a list of books scheduled to be indexed in phase one. Books that have already been indexed will be highlighted so users can track the progress of the database and identify which resources they may immediately begin to search.
Books Indexed in the project as of 06/19/13
(Books in blue are indexed, books in brown are not yet indexed)
Anabaptism and Reformation in Switzerland
Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution
Christian Witness to the State
Discipleship as Political Responsibility
For the Nations
The Fullness of Christ
He Came Preaching Peace
Jewish Christian Schism Revisited
Nonviolence: A Brief History
The Original Revolution
Pacifist Way of Knowing
Politics of Jesus, 2d ed.
Preface to Theology
The Priestly Kingdom
To Hear the Word, 2d ed.
War of the Lamb
End of Sacrifice
When War is Unjust, 2d ed.
Karl Barth and the Problem of War, 2d ed.