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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.

Questions? Visit the Anabaptist Short Courses webpage or contact Lois Hess Nafziger in the Church Leadership Center at (574) 295-3726 ext. 225.


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