Post-Christendom Protestant Political Theology in John Howard Yoder and Oliver O'Donovan
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
'This study of O'Donovan and Yoder demonstrates more common ground between them than one might have suspected. Doerksen provides a fair and balanced treatment of the Reformed and Anabaptist theo-political traditions in the two persons of two of those traditions' strongest proponents. It deserves careful reading by anyone interested in social ethics done from outside the dominant traditions of political theology.'
-- Craig A. Carter, Professor of Religious Studies
Tyndale University College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
'I often observe if there is any alternative to Yoder it is Oliver O'Donovan. So we are in Doerksen's debt for putting Yoder and O'Donovan in conversation. His careful exposition of these thinkers helps us better see the challenges before the church in the world in which we find ourselves.'
-- Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina
'In this fine, critical analysis of two very different theological ethicists--the Anglican Oliver O'Donovan and the Anabaptist-Mennonite John Howard Yoder--Paul Doerksen rescues 'political theology' from its ideological distortion on the right (fascism), on the left (socialism), and in the centre (liberalism), grounding theo-political ethics squarely in scripture and the church as alternative political community. This is an important contribution to the growing literature in politics and theology, one in which political thought and action are grounded in sound biblical theology.'
-- A. James Reimer, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, and Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ontario Canada