Body Politics Simplified

I have just posted the simplification of John Howard Yoder’s Body Politics : Five practices of the Christian Community before the watching world.

Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder published Body Politics in 1992. The five practices he writes about are the framework for the 2007 AAANZ Conference’s theme of living Anabaptism. Yoder recovers the Lord’s Supper and baptism as essential parts of the church’s common life, practices with political and social importance. He adds to them the ministry of all believers, admonishment and discernment, and the open worship meeting to give us an exciting picture of living Anabaptism together. I have simplified and shortened the book to make it easier to understand and more relevant. It includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

In order to get the most out of the conference, we suggest you try to read the simplification so that you can come ready to share how you think we might try to live the practices today.

Print copies will be available from January and at the conference for less than $10.

2 thoughts on “Body Politics Simplified

  1. I’ve been meaning to read Yoder for ages. I’ve read a few excellent quotes and passages but I’m keen to read the simplified “Body Politics”. Perhaps this evening. Thanks for posting it.

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