"I have wept with one sexually assaulted by Yoder, and her story often blocks me from reading him. Yet he deserves to be read; more to the point, Weaver's analysis of Yoderian theology begs to be read. This book forthrightly addresses Yoder's abhorrent actions, freeing me to not only engage but ultimately embrace Weaver's compelling case for a Yoderian theology persistently rooted in the Jesus of the New Testament."
--Megan M. Ramer, pastor, Chicago Community Mennonite Church, Chicago, IL
"Numerous thoughtful, reflective young Christians are becoming enamored with Yoder--something giving rise to many different interpretations of his thought. Weaver and his co-authors offer an alternative approach to many others. For them, Yoder's whole lifework is rooted in the narrative of the life and ministry of Jesus and therefore in Christology. If they are correct, Yoder can only rightly be understood as 'radical,' which means 'back to the roots' of Christianity in the man Jesus. I highly recommend this volume to everyone interested in Yoder and the increasingly lively conversation about his theology."
--Roger E. Olson, Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, TX
"From among the spate of recent books parsing John H. Yoder's thought, this is the one I want within arm's reach. Within one volume, Weaver and his co-authors manage to articulate the sources for Yoder's radical theology. . . . The authors are not dabblers in Yoder's thought, but those who knew him more intimately than most scholars and those whose lives were altered by their contact with John and his writings. Yet this is no hagiography; it is written by those with a profound knowledge of both Yoder the brilliant theologian and Yoder the flawed human being."
--Keith Graber Miller, Professor of Bible, Religion, & Philosophy, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
"This engaging treatment illumines Yoder's key role in twentieth-century social ethics, while demonstrating that he should remain pivotal for the pressing questions of the twenty-first, from Christology, to war, to the public role of the church and interreligious dialogue. Two chapters on Yoder's sorry history of sexual harassment are models for confronting the sins of the church and its members, while remaining respectful of and faithful to the gospel witness that even sinners can provide. This work will be essential for scholars and students of Christian social ethics."
--Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor, Theology Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA