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Nevertheless;: A meditation on the varieties and shortcomings of religious pacifism, (Christian peace shelf series)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This is a tremendously helpful and timely book. The Christian discussing pacifism ought to know something about the various types of pacifism, and here one can learn a great deal.
Unknown Binding, 142 pages
Published June 1st 1971 by Herald Press (first published April 9th 1971)
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wes Goertzen
Nov 11, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: seminary
This is a critical description of pacifisms. (thus the subtile)

His most stinging criticism is leveled at, what I think are (now) probably most MCUSA Mennonites. I've often heard (though not here in "liberal" Goshen) that we aren't pacifists because that would put us more-or-less in the camp of atheistic pacifism or worse liberal Protestants (yes the people not the "ism"). To which Yoder replies: "Any known militarism after all shares all the vices of non-Christian pacifism" (Yoder, Neverthelesss
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Bill
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really useful as a primer and overview of Christian pacifist systems. It is, unfortunately, dry as toast. Still it got that fifth star for overall usefulness; Yoder is wonderfully systematic in his survey of pacifist systems, and his analysis is nearly always legitimate if rarely complete. Also I happen to agree with his preferred version, so that didn't hurt.
Aunnalea
Feb 12, 2010 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aunnalea by: Will Shuey
Pacifism. Yep.
Dean P.
Aug 06, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Yoder has some good insight into the many flavors of pacifism, but at times it seems his arguments are very brief. It is worth reading, but definitely not his best work.
Karen
Jan 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahh, read this way back in the days of undergrad in my Peace Studies class at Swarthmore. It was taught by the famous Jerry Frost, and was amazing. This book is perfect. A quick but deep read.
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Yoder was a Christian theologian, ethicist, and Biblical scholar best known for his radical Christian pacifism, his mentoring of future theologians such as Stanley Hauerwas, his loyalty to his Mennonite faith, and his 1972 magnum opus, "The Politics of Jesus".
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