The Heterodox Yoder

The Heterodox Yoder

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The Heterodox Yoder provides a critical rereading of Yoder's corpus through his own conviction that discipleship is, most basically, ethics. Tracing the development of Yoder's theological foundations through to their final role in redefining Jewish-Christian and ecumenical relations, this volume explains why the appropriation and use of the language of politics eventually constrains Yoder's ethical vision to the point that it reframes Christianity within the limits of social ethics alone. Because this vision self-consciously excludes or, at best, relativizes many of the claims of orthodox Christianity (including but not limited to the ecumenical creeds), Martens concludes that Yoder's Christian ethic is best described as heterodox.... thought, and it is precisely his repeated return to these constants that allows an evolving ap- preciation, interpretation, ... Carter is to be commended here, however, for not shying away from this late text in his a€œBeginnera#39;s Guide to Readinganbsp;...


Title:The Heterodox Yoder
Author: Paul Martens
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2012-01-01
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