Principalities and Powers

Revising John Howard Yoder's Sociological Theology

By Jamie Pitts

Principalities and Powers

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  • Pages: 266
  • Publication Date: 7/12/2013
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Principalities and Powers

Revising John Howard Yoder's Sociological Theology

By Jamie Pitts

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  • ISBN: 9781620321300
  • Pages: 266
  • Publication Date: 7/12/2013
  • Retail Price: $31.00
Web Price: $24.80
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About-

Evaluations of John Howard Yoder's legacy have proliferated since his death in 1997. Although there is much disagreement, a broad consensus is forming that his theology was, on the one hand, focused on the social and political meaning of the New Testament accounts of Jesus Christ and, on the other hand, sociologically reductive, hermeneutically tendentious, and ecclesiologically ambiguous. This book proposes a revision of Yoder's theology that maintains its broadly sociological emphasis but corrects for its apparent problems. In specific, adjustments are made to his social theory to open it to spiritual reality, to hone its analytical approach, and to clarify its political import. His preferred framework for social criticism, the theology of the principalities and powers, is examined in the context of his wider work and its critics, and then synthesized with concepts from Pierre Bourdieu's influential reflexive sociology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Principalities and Powers is an audacious revision of John Howard Yoder's thought. Pitts expands the current debate about Yoder's thought by addressing the hard questions Yoder brings with him. He proposes a way of overcoming the tension between particularity and universality. He lays out a historicism that is not prey to reductionism. His interpretive key is the Trinity. Those who have a stake in Yoder's legacy will need to come to terms with the originality of Pitt's proposal."
--John Rempel, Director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

Contributors-

Jamie Pitts

Bio(s)-

Jamie Pitts (PhD, Edinburgh) is Assistant Professor of Anabaptist Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, in Elkhart, IN. He is also the co-editor (with Jamie Ross) of the Anabaptist Witness journal.

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