Anabaptist Short Course; Engaging John Howard Yoder's Theology Today
|Date:||Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Wednesday, May 20, 2015|
|Location:||This is an online course.|
Presenter: Gayle Gerber Koontz
Yoder is best known for his theological defense of Christian pacifism, but his contributions to Anabaptist Mennonite thought are wide-ranging—from ecclesiology to eschatology. This short course invites participants to discuss and evaluate for their relevance today some of Yoder’s writings on two topics: 1) the nature and mission of the church, especially in relation to interchurch relations and to the changing global church and 2) nonviolence, especially in relation to challenges from liberation theologies and from policing concerns. This short course assumes that participants will already be generally familiar with The Politics of Jesus. Some attention will be given to the intersection of Yoder’s life and thought, including sexuality.
For more information, here's a link to the event: http://www.ambs.edu/churchleadershipcenter/Anabaptist-short-courses.cfm