Summary: How should Anabaptists, Mennonites and other Christians think today about the saving work of God in Jesus life, ministry, death, and resurrection? In this volume, 20 leading theologians, biblical scholars, historians of Anabaptism, pastors, and peacemaking practitioners offer their reflections. In addition, while engaging the thought of J. Denny Weaver, they ponder such questions as these and more: Should Jesus atoning work be viewed as a sacrifice? Or is it better viewed as a defeat of the powers of sin and death?
Comment: This book makes a significant contribution to vigorous scholarly discussions about the nonviolent reconciling ministry of Jesus and the churchs responsibility to preach peace." Kim S. Phipps, President, Messiah College
"These essays offer a fitting tribute to the creative, frequently provocative, work of J. Denny Weaver." John D. Roth, Professor of History, Goshen College
"Weaver may be the most important North American Mennonite theologian of his generation. His impact is reflected in the rigor and creativity of the essays in this collection." Ted Grimsrud, Professor of Theology and Peace Studies, Eastern Mennonite University
"Beware! You cannot read these essays and be unmoved or removed from the work of Jesus Christ in an Anabaptist perspective." Dorothy Nickel Friesen, Conference Minister, Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA
"Finally, an entire book engaging Weavers significant and creative contribution to anti-violent atonement theory!" Sharon L. Baker, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religion, Messiah College
Market: Theologians; Christian philosophers; Bible, theology, and philosophy scholars and students; anyone interested in Anabaptist understandings of the work of Christ shaped by engagement with the thought of J. Denny Weaver.
Shelving: TheologyAnabaptist-Mennonite; Biblical studies, Hermeneutics; J. Denny Weaver. BISAC: Religion. RTM: 690 Religion/Ethics.
The Contributors: Alain Epp Weaver, Susan L. Biesecker and Jason R. Moyer, Ray F. Person Jr., Christopher D. Marshall, Laura L. Brenneman, Loren L. Johns, Thomas N. Finger, Gerald J. Mast, Ray Gingerich, Harry J. Huebner, J. Alexander Sider, Malinda Elizabeth Berry, Jane Thorley Roeschley, Randy Keeler, Janeen Bertsche Johnson, Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel, Jeff Gundy, Kathleen Kern (in order of app earance}.
The Editors: Alain Epp Weaver, Chicago, Illinois, is author of States of Exile: Visions of Diaspora, Witness, and Return (Herald Press, 2008) and editor of multiple books, including Under Vine and Fig Tree: Biblical Theologies of Land and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (Cascadia, 2007). Gerald J. Mast, Bluffton, Ohio, is Professor of Communication at Bluffton University. He has edited or co-edited several books and is author of Separation and the Sword in Anabaptist Persuasion (Cascadia, 2006)
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