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

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John Howard Yoder was Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame until his death in 1999. He was the author of numerous works, including The Politics of Jesus, What Do You Do?, and When War Is Unjust.
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  • Paperback: 232 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 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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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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