Nonviolence - a Brief History: The Warsaw Lectures
: Few theologians have done as much as John Howard Yoder to articulate the case for Christian pacifism. The eleven lectures collected in Nonviolence--A Brief History were presented in 1983 in Warsaw, Poland, and this is their first publication together....
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Few theologians have done as much as John Howard Yoder to articulate the case for Christian pacifism. The eleven lectures collected in Nonviolence--A Brief History were presented in 1983 in Warsaw, Poland, and this is their first publication together.
Despite their apparent diversity, the lectures trace a single trajectory: the increasing relevance of nonviolent thought and action. They argue that nonviolence aligns with the inner logic of the world and, therefore, with human social existence. A quarter century after they were delivered, Yoder's remarks seem prophetic, heartfelt, and essential.
For those unfamiliar with the life and thought of John Howard Yoder, these lectures, together with their accompanying brief contextualizing summaries, provide an easily accessible introduction.
After a brief career in law, Matthew Porter has served churches in the North of England and increasingly speaks on the subject of discipleship, wanting to help others build strong foundations for a life of following Jesus. He's passionate about discipleship and leadership, and serves as the senior leader (Vicar) of The Belfrey in York, a church with a rich heritage and with a vision to be serving God's transformation of the North.
John Howard Yoder taught at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana) and later was professor of theology and ethics at the University of Notre Dame. He is known especially for his influential book The Politics of Jesus.
John Howard Yoder taught at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and later became a professor of theology and ethics at the University of Notre Dame and a fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of The Politics of Jesus (1972), The Priestly Kingdom (1984), For the Nations (1997), and several other books. A
- :<p>introduction</p><p>note On The Text</p><p>1. The Heritage Of Nonviolent Thought And Social Action</p><p>2. The American Civil Rights Struggle</p><p>3. The Lessons Of The Nonviolent Experience</p><p>4. The Fall And Rise Of The Just War Tradition</p><p>5. The Science Of Conflict</p><p>6. From The War Of Joshua To Jewish Pacifism</p><p>7. Jesus And Nonviolent Liberation</p><p>8. Early Christian Cosmology And Nonviolence</p><p>9. Varieties Of Catholic Peace Theology I: Nonviolent Spirituality</p><p>10. Varieties Of Catholic Peace Theology Ii: Professors And Pastors</p><p>11. Varieties Of Catholic Peace Theology Iii: Latin American Models</p><p>index</p>