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Last Name
MARTENS
First Name
Paul
Title
The Heterodox Yoder
Publisher
Cascade Books
Year
2012
Group
JCR6
Comments
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Contents: A simpler approach -- Foundational theological commitments -- The prioritization of politics -- Reconstructing Jewish Christianity -- The new shape of ecumneism -- The heterodox Yoder.
Summary: 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.

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