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The Priestly Kingdom: Social Ethics as Gospel Paperback – January 31, 1985


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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1st edition (January 31, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0268016283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0268016289
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Harvester on February 10, 2003
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How can we explain a 2,000-year history of a church that calls Jesus the Lord, but does not follow him in his teaching and example of absolute nonviolence? John Howard Yoder invested his lifetime in answering that question--his best-known single work is The Politics of Jesus (1973). In The Priestly Kingdom, Yoder's essays address the 1,700-year-old heresy of obeying Caesar rather than Jesus when Caesar calls Christians to war. Although out-of-print, the essays on Constantinianism and Civil Religion are must reading for those who want to develop a consistent ethic of Christian nonviolent discipleship.
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John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) taught ethics and theology as a professor at Notre Dame University and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He received his doctorate from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and was a member of the Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana. Widely sought around the world as a theological educator, ethicist, and interpreter of biblical pacifism, he is best known for his study on The Politics of Jesus.

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