Anabaptist Short Course: Engaging John Howard Yoder's Theology Today (9/11/13-10/22/13)
|Date:||Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Tuesday, October 22, 2013|
|Location:||(This is an online course)|
The dates of this online course are September 11, 2013 thru October 22, 2013.
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.