Tag Archives: John Howard Yoder

Yoder and the limits of Matthew 18 (follow-up to “Only those we need can betray us”)

After sharing reflections on my relationship to John Howard Yoder and his legacy in a previous blog entitled “Only Those We Need Can Betray Us,” I received the following comments (which I have edited somewhat) from a senior Mennonite scholar: … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | 3 Comments

Only those we need can betray us: My relationship with John Howard Yoder and his legacy

Recently Paul Martens and Jonathan Tran of Baylor University “interviewed” me by email for forthcoming articles they are preparing for The Christian Century and The Other Journal, along with co-authors David Cramer and Jenny Howell.  Their work seeks both to investigate and to … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Christian witness in the earthly city

John H. Yoder as Augustinian Interlocutor Presented at conference on “Assessing the Theological Legacy of John Howard Yoder,” University of Notre Dame, 7-9 March 2002 For final published version see chapter 11 in Ollenburger and Gerber Koontz, eds., A Mind Patient … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Commentary, Talks | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Christian witness in the earthly city

Faithfulness, temptation and the Deuteronomic juncture

Is Constantinianism the most basic problem for Christian social ethics? Marpeck Lecture, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 5 March 1998 For a fuller development of this lecture, see “Deuteronomic or Constantinian: What is the Most Basic Problem for Christian Social Ethics?” in The Wisdom … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Commentary, Talks | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Faithfulness, temptation and the Deuteronomic juncture