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Review of Politics of Jesus (Yoder)

Eerdmans, 1994. While I think this book is wrong on several levels, it marked a valuable turning point in Evangelical ethical reflection. To say Jesus’s message was political is commonplace today. It wasn’t when Yoder wrote. Thesis 1: Jesus’s ministry … Continue reading

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Politics of Jesus, beginning

Yoder’s Argument Thesis 1: Jesus’s ministry has a political claim that we often hide from ourselves (Yoder 2).  The Mainstream Ethic Yoder attacks what he believes to be a mainstream view of Jesus’s ethics (5ff). Jesus’s ethic was meant for … Continue reading

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